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In the News

EYCEJ in the news:

E&E News
January 29th, 2021
Ignored no longer, people of color shape climate action

April 4, 2016
Meet 5 Activist on the Frontline Against the War on Environmental Justice 

Fox 11 News
April 3, 2016
Midday Sunday: East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice 

CBS Los Angeles

March 29, 2016
Former Exide Worker Dies of Cancer He Feared Came About From Working at Plant

June 10th, 2013
Rail Project At Los Angeles Port Draws Environmentalists’ Ire

Los Angeles Times:


Daily Breeze/LA Newspaper Group:

Press Telegram:

Courthouse News:

Daily Caller:

LB Business Journal:

LA Times: 

LA Times:

Press Telegram: http://www.presstelegram.com/breakingnews/ci_21806628/protesters-rally-against-proposed-railyard-long-beach-border

LA Street Blog: 

Omaha World-Herald:  
BNSF plan’s foes want their say 

The Wall Street Journal:
Take a deep breath, Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: the diesel-exhaust protest is pulling into Nebraska from California, hauling a man-sized asthma inhaler

WLB Residents Who Want Proposed BNSF Railyard In Port, Not Near Neighborhoods, Send Letter & Video To Investor Warren Buffett (Whose Company Has Major Share In BNSF)

Other EYCEJ Campaigns

EGP News
April 26, 2012
Environmental Justice Group Holds Commerce ‘Earth Day’ Events: Events to focus on city’s ‘Green Zones’ initiative. 

EPG News
April 9, 2012
Safety Focus of Union Pacific Neighborhood Study 

March 2, 2012
New transfer railyard draws protest near Port of Los Angeles 

LB Reporter
January 18, 2012
LB School Board Votes To Oppose Certifying Draft EIR As Currently Circulated For Proposed WLB-Adjacent Container Transfer Railyard Sought By BNSF (So. Cal Int’l Gateway/SCIG) 


The Labor/Community Strategy Center
December 6, 2011
Report: Climate Justice from South Africa to LA City Hall 

Occupy L.A. and environmental protesters demonstrate downtown 
LA Times
December 4, 2011

Comunidades hacen frente a construcción ferroviaria
La Opinión
November 17, 2011

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: BNSF’s Proposed SCIG Railyard Isn’t a “Green” Project 
November 11, 2011

NRDC Sues Railroads Over Diesel Pollution 
October 21, 2011

Environmental Group Sues Railroads Over Local Pollution
EGP News
October 20, 2011

Enviros Say Railyards Get a Pass to Pollute
Courthouse News Service
October 20, 2011

NRDC lawsuit seeks to hold railyards responsible for air pollution health risks
October 20, 2011

Lawsuit: Railroad Pollution Making Kids Sick in Long Beach
October 19, 2011

Groups Sue California Rail Yards Over Diesel Pollution
Media Newswire
October 19, 2011

Environmental group sues 2 railroads over unique diesel pollution claim involving rail yards
Associated Press
October 18, 2011

Commerce to Explore Local ‘Green Zones’
EGP News
June 23, 2011

Railroads threatened with lawsuit
The Associated Press
June 21, 2011

Commerce Council to Explore Local ‘Green Zones’
EGP News
June 20, 2011

Latino groups push Obama on ozone standards 
Los Angeles Times
June 8, 2011

Millions of Californians living near highways will continue to inhale toxic exhaust
NRDC Switchboard
March 30, 2011

Schools Asked To Support I-710 Freeway Health Study 
EGP News
March 24, 2011

Joven Hispana en Defensa de Commerce 
Activist Returns to Community to Battle Pollution
La Opinión
January 27, 2011

‘Green Zones’ Proposed For Pollution-Burdened Spots in Los Angeles 
EGP News
January 2, 2011


Oxy Takes On the White House
Eagle Rock Patch
December 16, 2010

Molina Announces Motion To Study Traffic in Union Pacific Area 
EGP News
December 2, 2010

Broad Coalition Backs New House Green Jobs Bill to Empower America’s Ports to Spur Economic Development, Enact and Safeguard Environmental Programs
PR Newswire
July 29, 2010

County to Study Safety in Industrial Neighborhood 
EGP News
July 15, 2010

Community Collides with Traffic Engineers
Liberty Hill: News from the Frontlines
July 14, 2010

Union Pacific Residents Want Accidents To Stop 
EGP News
July 1, 2010

The Port Report: The State of L.A.’s Ports – The battle for “greener” railyards

Crackdown on Dirty Trucks Skirting Rules at the Port of L.A. 
Neon Tommy
May 21, 2010

Commerce Approves Washington Blvd. Project 
Eastern Group Publications
May 13, 2010

Nearly 115 Environmental, Business, Labor, Consumer, Community Advocates Send Letters to Key Transportation Leaders in Congress to Call for Amendment to Modernize Trucking Law 
PR Newswire
April 22, 2010

Air panel proposes tougher regulations for ports
LA Times
March 6, 2010


Blue-green coalition praises port action 
November 9, 2009

On the Waterfront: Coast Guard’s fund will aid families of lost
Long Beach Press-Telegram
November 9, 2009

Derailing train pollutants
News Review
October 29, 2009

Exigen aire limpio en California
La Opinión
September 26, 2009

A new crop of eco-warriors take to their own streets
Boston Globe: Blue-collar environmentalists rise up in California
LA Times
September 24, 2009

Breath of fresh air in Commerce? Maybe
New America Media
March 5, 2009


Pollution saps state’s economy, study says
LA Times
November 13, 2008

Few truckers can afford insurance
Long Beach Press Telegram
June 3, 2008

Lawsuit seeks to strengthen weak Clean Air Plan for Southern California
All American Patriots
May 29, 2008

EPA’s air tests to be challenged
LA Times
May 29, 2008

Oponen idea de terminal ecológica
La Opinión
May 22, 2008

Centro ecológico de ferrocarril en el limbo
La Opinión
May 5, 2008

Committed to green rail yard
LA Times
March 28, 2008

Railroad’s ‘green’ claim is way off track
LA Times
March 10, 2008


Environmental justice as a global necessity
Infoshop News
October 14, 2007

Clean-air rule targets existing diesel truck fleet
The Christian Science Monitor
October 1, 2007

Railways’ toxic emissions tied to higher cancer costs
August 16, 2007

Judge strikes down tough rules on diesel
LA Times
May 3, 2007

MTA votes to expand the 710 Freeway 
LA Times
January 28, 2005

Problems along the New “Silk Road
November 1, 2004

Cities on 710 Push for Port Smog Clause
LA Times
September 30, 2004

On the road: Asthma, gridlock, and dumb policies 
The Sacramento Bee
May 19, 2004

Trains Are Targeted in Smog Fight
LA Times
May 7, 2004

Urban rail yard considered environmental, health blight
New California Media
July 15, 2003