Archive Tag: Mention/Expert Opinion

Julia Stein (project director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law story about President Joe Biden’s vow to create massive electric vehicle infrastructure nationwide. Advocates are examining the need for the electrification revolution to make ample space for fence line communities most affected by vehicle pollution.

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Daniel Swain (climate scientist with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) was quoted in a number of news outlets providing his perspective on California’s recent and ongoing drought issues.

As drought conditions worsen for California residents, scientists emphasized that these conditions may be the new normal. The latest report from the federal drought monitor notes that drought exists in some stage in approximately 95% of California.

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UCLA’s Greg Pierce quoted in AFP/France 24 story about risks of living in wildfire-prone areas

Greg Pierce, associate director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and a professor of urban planning, is quoted in an AFP/France 24 story about the concerns of communities located in wildfire-prone areas of the U.S. West Coast.  Pierce said that evicting people from is a last resort for residents and policymakers. “But for some communities, it’s the only answer for survival,” he said.

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