Thursday, November 29, 2007

California Demands Environmental Justice for New Road Projects

SACRAMENTO – State authorities said Tuesday that highway, rail and port improvements funded through a voter-approved transportation bond must not worsen air pollution.
The 8-1 vote by the California Transportation Commission marked a reversal by the panel and the Schwarzenegger administration in deciding how to spend $2 billion in bond funds.


This was a huge victory for the grassroots environmental justice movement in California.

Our hats are off to honor some serious emergency organizing by this powerful coalition. Here is one of their main groups.

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