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Health Officials: OC Coastal Air Quality Still Good Despite Oil Spill
October 8, 2021
Testing conducted along the Orange County coast following the massive underwater oil leak has not detected any discernable issues with air quality, health officials said today. ... read more »
Oil Spill Laps at “Heartbeat” of California Beach Community
October 5, 2021
Most days of the week, David Perry heads out to the beach to surf. But on Sunday, he sat with his skateboard taking in sweeping ocean views while a jazz band played, families rode bikes and crews tried to stop a crude oil sick from reaching the California coast. ... read more »
Crews Race to Limit Damage from Major California Oil Spill
October 4, 2021
Crews on the water and on shore worked feverishly Sunday to limit environmental damage from one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches there closed for weeks or longer. ... read more »
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L.A. County Moves to Ban Oil Wells in Unincorporated Areas
September 17, 2021
``L.A. County has had a long history of oil and gas development and poor land use decisions, which has resulted in oil and gas operations occurring too close to places where people live, work, play, go to school and pray,'' Mitchell said. ``Many residents may not even realize it, but tens of thousands of people in L.A. County live in close proximity to an oil well and 73% of them are people of color.'' ... read more »
Environmental Racism is Real, Destructive and Deadly
May 20, 2021
While the study takes a somewhat different approach in examining disparities in air pollution exposure by examining consumption of goods and services, “its findings once again reveal blacks and Hispanics bear a disproportionate ‘pollution burden’ or costs, while Whites experience ‘pollution advantage’ or benefits,” Dr. Bullard said.  ... read more »
Southland Gas Prices at Lowest Amounts Since Last March
March 12, 2020
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped 1.6 cents today to $3.494 – its lowest amount since March 22 of last year.  ... read more »
Entrepreneur Nyakio Kamoche Grieco Represents African in Skincare Nyakio
May 3, 2018
Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, a first-generation American of Kenyan descent, opened her skin-care line Nyakio when she realized that the sophistication of Africa was missing in the cosmetics industry. ... read more »
‘Black Panther’ Showcases the Power of STEM Applications
March 1, 2018
I am convinced that we can use Black Panther and Princess Shuri to help young people imagine their own STEM futures and the role they can play in driving innovation as we all prepare for the fourth industrial revolution. ... read more »
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Council Members Call for Oil Lawsuit
January 18, 2018
The leaders signed a motion that was introduced and would direct City Attorney Mike Feuer to report to the council on options for filing claims against oil companies ... read more »
African American Faith Leaders Protest Artic Oil Drilling
December 15, 2017
five L.A.-area African American faith leaders joined with 49 black ministers throughout the country to protest the potential of oil and gas exploration and drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. ... read more »
City of Carson Files Countersuit against Oil Company
November 9, 2017
The company further alleges that the city ignored Tesoro/Andeavor's environmental concerns about the project. ... read more »
Congresswoman Hahn Reintroduces Legislation to Prevent Oil Pipeline Spills
March 2, 2016
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) recently announced the reintroduction of her pipeline safety legislation that would help to prevent oil spills like the 2014 spill in her district in Wilmington. ... read more »
Gas And Oil Draw Hungry Frackers To Southern Africa
December 23, 2015
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Peace Park is a rich ecosystem where one finds the gemsbok desert antelope, black-maned Kalahari lions and pygmy falcons. It’s known far and wide for its breathtaking wilderness, ... read more »

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