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Tag: Baldwin Hills

Humboldt River Ed P. Reyes Greenway Clean Water & Parks Justice

The Humboldt River Ed P. Reyes Greenway is a multibenefit park and clean water justice project to enhance Los Angeles River water quality by removing pollutants (oil, bacteria, trash) from dry-weather urban runoff, while providing natural habitat and much-needed community recreational […]

LA State Historic Park Oral History Civil Rights and Environmental Justice Victory The City Project #LASHP

Q. Before we get to the historical value of the park, what was your role in the Cornfield fight and the Chinatown Yard Alliance effort? Robert García: The City Project brought attorneys to the table. Within the legal struggle, The […]

Take Action Comics: Baldwin Hills and Clean Water Justice

The City Project full-length comic book highlights our work with diverse allies. The City Project, along with Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles, African American homeowners’ associations, and others, have led the struggle for the Baldwin Hills Park, the […]

10 Years Grassroots & Government Working Together on Clean Water, Clean Air & Quality of Life for All in L.A.

The people of Los Angeles celebrated ten years of success for clean air, clean water, and improved quality of life for all under the Collection System Settlement Agreement (CSSA) on November 12, 2014. The Agreement is the result of an […]

Baldwin Hills Improving Oil Field Regulations and Health Assessment

Community Health Councils (CHC), The City Project, Mujeres de la Tierra, and NRDC have submitted a letter with with recommendations for the Periodic Review of the Baldwin Hills Community Standards District (CSD). The CSD is the regulations governing the oil field. […]

Putting Justice Back in Environmental Issues: Vernice Miller-Travis

The City Project started in 2000 with a major grant from Vernice Miller-Travis when she a program officer at the Ford Foundation, enabling us to push the envelope of environmental justice by proactively creating good things like parks and schools […]

The Year in Pictures 2012

Click on the text or images for more information.  KCET Departures Launches Green Justice Column by Robert Garcia   Diversifying Access to and Support for Proposed San Gabriels National Recreation Area   Diverse Allies Support Equal Access to the L.A. […]

Environmental Justice for All: Struggle in Baldwin Hills and South Central Los Angeles, Journal of Poverty Law and Policy

The City Project’s article on Environmental Justice for All: Struggle in Baldwin Hills and South Central Los Angeles appears in the Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy (Nov/Dec 2012). The Baldwin Hills and South Central Los Angeles constitute the […]

Keeping the Baldwin Hills Clean and Green

The Baldwin Hills is an epicenter of excellence in African American culture across the United States, along with Sugar Hill in Harlem and, now, the White House. Even so, black folks in Baldwin Hills and adjoining South Central Los Angeles have constantly struggled for green justice. The community, which has long suffered from environmental degradation and discrimination, has been fighting to create the two square-mile Baldwin Hills Park. […]

“We knew we had to meet the standards that came out of Baldwin Hills” L.A. Times Regulating Urban Oil Fields

As rising crude prices make old fields now surrounded by homes economically viable again, oil companies are making many concessions with local officials to revive them. . . . The mitigation agreements have intensified not just because of the proximity […]