AN S.O.S. TO THE GOVERNOR
Earlier this year a coalition of more than 60 Southland environmental and social justice groups and organizations sent a report and letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom asking for a halt on the construction of new warehouses until the health and environmental impact can be better understood. Spearheading that effort was the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice, the Sierra Club (San Gorgonio Chapter), and the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College, led by Director Susan Phillips. Her research on warehouse sprawl and its potential public health threat forms the core of “A Region in Crisis,” the massive report sent to Newsom that has generated much attention and coverage, including major reports in Cal Matters, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and other print and broadcast media outlets.