Los Angeles

CASE STUDY: A Clean Up Green  Up Ordinance for Los Angeles 

For the past 24 years, the Los Angeles  Collaborative for Environmental Health and Justice  has been taking on industries, local governments,  and regulatory agencies in order to improve the  quality of life for communities disproportionately  impacted by pollution. It was formed in 1996  when Communities [More….]

Los Angeles

CASE STUDY: Southeast LA Community Leaders Shut Down a Metal Recycling Facility

In Southeast Los Angeles, where industrial facilities are located next to homes and schools in a predominantly low-income and people of color neighborhood, local residents succeeded in shutting down a scrap metal recycling facility that had been polluting the neighborhood for years. Working alongside other [More….]

Los Angeles

AB 1628: Redefining Environmental Justice for California

The people that are most equipped to transform toxic hotspots into healthy neighborhoods are the those who live in these areas that face these problems on a daily basis. Despite this, many frontline environmental justice (EJ) communities are often excluded and are denied from having a say in key environmental and land use decisions that impact their health. [More….]

Los Angeles

Los Angeles: Clean Up Green Up: Community Business Profiles

Los Tres Cochinitos has been owned by the Montes family since 1973. Their aim was to have a space to highlight their Mexican culture through music and food that can cater to a mix of community members. The Montes family is dedicated to the Wilmington area and hopes to set a good example by being a green business. [More….]

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Victory: Los Angeles Sued Over Racially Discriminatory Oil Drilling Permitting

  Youth Groups Challenge City Officials’ Illegal Approval of Hundreds of Oil Wells LOS ANGELES. November 6, 2015 | Youth groups and community organizations sued the city of Los Angeles today for allowing oil companies to drill hundreds of contaminating wells near homes without conducting [More….]