Eliminating Diesel Pollution in California’s Ports

Watch: The Misclassification in Port Trucking

 “I’m classified as an independent contractor, but I have very, very little control over the success or failure of my company.” -Dutch Prior, Port Truck Driver Part of CEH’s Safe Air, Water and Food campaign is the Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports—fighting to restore stability to our Ports’ system and improve air quality in…

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Victory for California: Los Angeles Rules in Favor of the Clean Truck Program

It’s about time.  In a tremendous legal victory for clean air and workers’ rights, a CA district judge has ruled in favor of the Los Angeles Clean Truck program.  The Clean Truck program allows the Port of Los Angeles to enforce all provisions of one of the most effective diesel reduction programs in the country!…

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$96 for 50 hours of work?

As part of CEH’s continuing work on improving air quality in low income communities, CEH shares Aditi Vaidya from East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)’s post on the fight to fix the broken port trucking system: You might have read that EBASE and the Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports took our fight…

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CEH's Christine Cordero discusses Clean Air and Good Jobs on SF Bay Area's Green 960

Christine Cordero, CEH’s Coordinator of Environmental Health and Justice, has previously written about her advocacy on behalf of Clean Air and Good Jobs on our blog. Last week, Christine was invited to discuss her important work, on “YourSuperNatural Life”, a popular greenliving website and radio show.  Listen to her discuss the real cost of buying…

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Take Action: Stand Up for Good Jobs and Clean Air!

Though I really do crave it, that new flat-screen TV would be a guilty pleasure.  I mean I’ve got a working set, and the new one would doubtlessly be made in Asia, brought here on a ship, loaded onto an 18-wheel diesel truck, carried to a major retailer’s regional distribution warehouse, unloaded, put on another…

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Come See a Just and Sustainable Way to Twist, Turn on, and Flush

(SF Bay Area folks:  do yourself a favor and come to the opening of Literacy for Environmental Justice’s Living Classroom on People’s Earth Day, Sunday, April 18, 2010.) _______________________________________ Water.  Energy.  Waste treatment. I’m going to make a case for the sexiness of these overlooked fundamentals. It’s a tall order, I know.

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