High school students from Alhambra, California reveal in their documentary, Air Quality in the San Gabriel Valley, that their community had double to ten times the amount of potentially harmful air compared to the San Gabriel Mountains. The creation of the proposed San Gabriel National Recreation Area will help improve environmental quality and public health for nearby communities, including the San Gabriel Valley.
Irma Muñoz from Mujeres de La Tierra voiced her concerns on the fifth anniversary of the release of noxious fumes from the Baldwin Hills Oil Field, which led dozens of residents to evacuate their homes in the middle of the night. The City Project continues to work with Mujeres de La Tierra, Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles, and other diverse allies to regulate the oil field to protect human health and the environment.
The revitalization of the Los Angeles River has the potential to create a green belt that will have a positive impact on some of Los Angeles’s most underserved communities. The creation of parks, walkways, and bikeways would help address health disparities related to lack of open space for physical activity.