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Who Speaks for California Latinos on Climate Change?
In a recent column, urban analyst Joel Kotkin takes to task Kevin de León, President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, for supporting policies to address climate change. Kotkin’s argument: by pushing for ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and restrain our dependence on fossil fuels, de León is working against the interests of his own constituents in “impoverished East Los Angeles” in favor of “wealthy greens” (i.e., whites) in the Bay Area and Malibu.
Auto shops such as this one on Dismantler Row are the kinds of businesses that led to the “green zone” proposal for Pacoima, Wilmington and Boyle Heights. (Katie Falkenberg / For the Los Angeles Times)
For more than four decades, a grimy, rough-edged stretch of Branford Street in Pacoima has been known as Dismantler Row: a stronghold of metal recyclers, trucking yards, rock cutters, salvage yards and auto body shops.
Businesses Support Clean Up, Green Up
In a Los Angeles Business Journal article published on June 11, 2012, area businesses and associations voiced their support for Clean Up, Green Up.
Read excerpts from the article
KPCC: Water, transit, and toxic hotspots are among environmental issues awaiting LA’s next mayor (May 2013)
L.A. Times: California to launch task force on scrap metal recycling problems (September 2012)
L.A. Times: Illegal scrap yards in California a burgeoning problem (August 2012)