Archive Tag: Environmental Justice

 

Magali Sanchez Hall and her family have lived in this neighborhood in Wilmington for 20 years. Sanchez Hall stands on Sanford Avenue in front of New Hope Baptist Church and a shipping container storage yard near her home on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2017.
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California’s cap and trade system, a market-based law that allows companies to buy and trade pollution allowances by decreasing their carbon emissions, may be disproportionately polluting communities of color. Ann Carlson, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, says that worsened air quality in low-income Read more

Tourists explore the rocky shoreline of Pacific Grove, a small town located on Monterey Bay.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Jon Christensen of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability recently co-authored a report about shoreline access in California with researchers from San Francisco State. The findings of the study indicate that economic factors pose a significant barrier to beach access for Californians, many of whom are discouraged from making the trip by costs associated with travel, Read more

UCLA
UCLA

The latest issue of UCLA Blueprint profiles The Water Atlas, a UCLA-based project aimed at mapping the region’s water costs. The Atlas’ creators, including professors J.R. DeShazo and Stephanie Pincetl, hope the atlas will provide a template for policymakers inclined to bring reason and fairness to supplying water to all L.A.’s communities.

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New America Media
New America Media

A recent poll commissioned by UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability indicates that issues of access to the coast still pose a significant barrier for low-income communities and communities of color around the state. Time, cost, and transportation were cited as the greatest challenges facing these communities. Jon Christensen, a professor with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, notes that while the aim of the California Coastal Act—to ensure that all Californians have equal access to the coast—is noble, inequalities persist.

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Expo Line and L.A. skyline.
Expo Line and L.A. skyline.
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By: Sarah Wyman

When Angelenos take to the polls on Tuesday, November 8, they will decide the trajectory of public transit and transit-oriented development in Los Angeles County for years to come. Measure M and Measure JJJ—which endeavor to expand transportation networks and safeguard affordable housing, respectively—both promise to advance the region’s sustainability goals while transforming where and how transportation is constructed in Los Angeles.

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