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How will expanding the I-710 freeway impact the health of nearby residents? In an Op-Ed published in EGP News, Dr. Felix L. Nuñez, MD, MPH, expresses his concern that freeway expansion will induce traffic and lead to negative health outcome in Bell Gardens, where he serves as the Chief Medical Officer of a community health center.
Will expanding the I-710 freeway to ten general purpose lanes with an added freight corridor lead to cleaner air? In an Op-Ed published on LAStreetsblog, physician Dr. Roberta Kato argues that expanding freeways is a misguided approach to improving air quality, and advocates instead for a community-driven proposal for the I-710 Corridor.
Read the full Press Release for the event. During a public hearing in Long Beach, community members will voice concerns over the proposed freeway expansion—known as the I-710 Corridor Project—outside the hearing doors at their On Our Own Terms Community Festival. The California Department of Public Transportation (CalTrans) contends that the freeway expansion of up to [...]
Now is the time to weigh in on Caltran’s proposal for the I-710 Corridor Project.
PSR-LA wants cleaner air and improved safety, and expanding the I-710 freeway will allow for more cars and trucks to travel, ultimately creating more congestion in the area and impacting air quality.
In an Op/Ed published, PSR-L A Board Member Dr. Richard Jackson and physician leader Dr. Rishi Manchanda express concerns that the proposed stadium may increase noise and air pollution, unfairly displace low-income residents and pose new threats to public safety.
Join an important PSR-LA briefing and lunch, “Healthcare Voices for Clean Air” on Tuesday, July 31st, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Page Conference Room at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Join a stimulating conversation on the unique role healthcare professionals can play in advocating for clean air for their patients.
More than a million people in the Los Angeles region are exposed to undisclosed, unhealthy levels of air pollution every day, according to a lawsuit filed today by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Communities for a Better Environment.
Nothing is more important than freeing ourselves from oil—for public health, economic, environmental, and national security reasons. California relies on petroleum fuels for 97% of our transportation fuel, which holds us hostage to volatile oil prices. In fact, spikes in oil prices have preceded the last four recessions.
On October 10, people across the planet will join together for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, the world’s largest day of action to fight the climate crisis. Globally, there are 3,427 events scheduled in 165 countries. In Los Angeles, hundreds of community members from all parts of the city will rally at City Hall to break our city’s reliance on coal and oil.
Diesel emissions are known toxic air contaminants and emissions from locomotives and rail yard equipment have not been effectively regulated. Breathing in diesel exhaust contributes to cancer, asthma, heart disease, premature birth, increased school absence, and other health problems. Act now to protect public health!
The Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice (CEHAJ) has been engaged in the community stakeholder proceedings of the I-710 Long Beach Freeway Corridor (local and state officials propose to expand the freeway) since 2001.
Republicans have added a trailer to the state budget bill to further roll back promises to reduce smog pollution from pesticides. Call or email Governor Schwarzenegger, and tell him to NOT accept the Budget Trailer on smog-forming pesticides!
PSR-LA and our partners are currently working to enact Senate Bill 974 (Lowenthal), which would raise approximately $400 million a year through port cargo container fees, with revenues evenly split between air quality improvements and congestion relief projects. In June 2008, PSR-LA members sent over 120 letters to Speaker Karen Bass urging her to support [...]