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Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

If you care about the water your kids drink at breakfast and the air they breathe as they walk to school, you should care about the Trump administration’s proposal to cut nearly a third of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, advocates say. In his inaugural budget proposal, President Donald Trump took an axe to […]

San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Makes California History

San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Makes California History

San Diego became the first California city on Dec. 15 to endorse the use of a screening system that identifies polluted neighborhoods and will use the tool to direct investments to communities in need, the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) reported.  The City Council approval earned immediate praise from residents and grassroots advocates concerned about pollution […]

Port of San Diego Acknowledges Environmental Justice

Port of San Diego Acknowledges Environmental Justice

  At one point in June, a draft of the Port of San Diego’s 50-year vision statement failed to fully address the importance of clean air and environmental justice in the area.  At least from the view of the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) and many residents in Barrio Logan, National City and other areas of […]

Barrio Logan Environmental Plan Wins OK in San Diego

Barrio Logan Environmental Plan Wins OK in San Diego

  The San Diego City Council voted twice in recent months as to whether heavy industrial businesses should be moved from the Barrio Logan neighborhood – an area that reportedly has higher-than-average asthma rates – so that a buffer could exist between families and what many say are sources of pollution.  Both times, city leaders approved […]

Wheeze. Cough. Group: San Diego Area Needs to be Cleaner

Wheeze. Cough. Group: San Diego Area Needs to be Cleaner

  Zoning changes that would make San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood a healthier place for families received commission approval this month and the overall plan is likely to go before the City Council in September, an environmental group reported.  The Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) applauded the July 11 vote by the San Diego Planning Commission, […]