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Policy Advocacy Workshop Series Begins!

The Policy Advocacy workshops focus on the legislative process, government agencies with an environmental scope, and different strategies to change policy. The workshop series consists of two workshops for each location. Session 1 The Political Landscape Learn how… Read More

Exide Technologies – Shut it Down!

Exide Technologies, one of the world’s leading makers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries, was ordered by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) in 2013 to test soil at 39 residential homes and two schools surrounding the battery… Read More

New Study Examines Race and Income Near California’s 18 Major Railyards

This past Monday, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health released a first-of-its kind study entitled, “Global Trade, Local Impacts: Lessons from California on Health Impacts and Environmental Justice Concerns for Residents Living near Freight Rail… Read More

KCET Departures: I-710 Corridor

  KCET Departures has begun a series of stories that focus on the I-710 Freeway and its impact on the nation, both economically and culturally. The first story covers the history of the Ports of LA and Long… Read More

Angelo Logan Reflects on Executive Order 12898

Twenty years have passed since President Clinton signed an executive order meant to address environmental injustice in communities of color…yet our communities continue to struggle. I say this with respect and gratitude for people like Rita Harris, Vernice… Read More

East Yard Youth Advocate for Bicycle Infrastructure

In the rain and on the road, East Yard youth members rode their bikes for 16+ miles in order to be part of the decision-making process for a project happening in their community: the I-710 Corridor Project. The… Read More

City of Commerce – Scoping Meetings for Retail Center

The City of Commerce is conducting two scoping meetings to obtain input from local residents and businesses regarding the proposed Commerce Retail Center Project which will be located at the southwest corner of Atlantic Blvd. and Washington Blvd…. Read More

Goods Movement 101 Workshop Series Begins!

What is Goods Movement? Goods Movement refers to the system of industries working to move goods and products from where they are made to where they are sold. Learn how this diesel-fueled system of trucks, trains, freeways, rail… Read More

Electrification is Key to Improving Freight Transportation in California

The California Cleaner Freight Coalition (CCFC) released a report today entitled, Moving California Forward, Zero and Low-Emissions Freight Pathways, which evaluates alternatives to conventional diesel vehicles for the purpose of freight transportation. One of the key findings in… Read More

Planting Seeds of Change

Ending 2013 on a strong note, East Yard hosted its annual year-end brunch at Tamayo Restaurant in East Los Angeles on December 14, 2013. Planting Seeds of Change is an opportunity to celebrate our victories and recognize members… Read More