I hope you enjoy, and, as always, welcome your comments.
seeing the fruits of a multi-year campaign that has forged essential new ties between the labor & environmental communities. We’ve gotten beyond the tired old dichotomies of jobs versus environment to a new place where we not only support one another, but where we understand that it is the same forces (of global capital) that hamper progress for all of us.
Attached below are a few links: to some of today’s press surrounding the victory, and also to our campaign website where you can read more background if you’d like to. (I should note that though yesterday was a major victory, much work remains to be done, and we will be focused ondefending against the expected frivolous lawsuits and ensuring that everything is implemented properly. We will then work to make sure that the gains we’ll be seeing here in Southern California are replicated at Ports around the country.)
I’d urge you: in whatever corner of this movement you find yourself, building and strengthening these ties between different groups is going to be critical as we all move forward to build a more sane, sustainable and just society.
Yours in peace and solidarity,
Port of Los Angeles Plan Weighs on Shippers
Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2008
LA Port enacts clean air plan
Associated Press, March 20, 2008
Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports