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.
Community members, political leaders, and organizations including The City Project support the $1 billion Alternative 20 for the Los Angeles River. Alternative 20 is the most comprehensive restoration option in a draft study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and will do the most to help ensure healthy, livable communities for all along the Los Angeles River.