Why Can’t All Californians Breathe Clean Air?
How Communities and Coalitions Are Working Toward a Future Where Race and Income No Longer Determine Pollution Levels
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously this week to phase out fossil fuel sites and ban new oil and gas wells.
That kind of victory was once inconceivable for California’s environmental justice organizations, said USC sociologist Manuel Pastor, a panelist at last night’s Zócalo/California Wellness Foundation event, “Can California Solve Its Air Quality Inequality?” But the win, a decade in the making for the grassroots coalition STAND-L.A., shows how far these organizations have come. Today, they work directly with researchers and policymakers to achieve their goals. This was one of …