Southern Sierran Coverage
The Southern Sierran is the newsletter of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, and is distributed to members and others in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of California.
• Is global trade a poison apple — special issue, September 2007
• Shipping blues — special issue, July 2002
• Other coverage — on ports, goods movement and trade stories
IS GLOBAL TRADE A POISON APPLE (Get PDFs here.)
Global trade potion: An overview of the problems posed by global trade and the goods movement industry. Is global trade like a poison apple—looks good but is deadly? By Tom Politeo.
Cartoons by Cleaves: Cleaves pens three cartoons on global trade and goods movement.
Boxer applauds ER doctor's testimony at ship hearing: On August 9, ER Dr. John G. Miller was the last witness to testify at Senator Barbara Boxer's hearing on the "Marine Vessel Emissions Reduction Act of 2007." He was the only witness she applauded. By Dr. John Miller.
Fresh air: Federal representatives introduce legislation requiring EPA to cut ship emissions. By Tonia Reyes Uranga.
When dirty air gets personal: Long Beach mother tells her story about caring for a family afflicted with asthma. By Laura Rodriquez.
Marquez seeks to restore wetlands: Wilmington area activist Jesse Marquez wants to bring wetlands and real coastal access back to his community which has been cutoff from the Pacific by a sprawling, industrial port complex. By Tom Politeo
Port EIR undercuts clean air plan: Massive cuts in ship pollution stretch out till 2015 in the Port of Los Angeles' TraPac EIR. By Paul Rosenberg.
Trading places: Trade pacts like NAFTA encourage corporations to set up shop in Mexican border towns. Instead of elevating communities with good jobs and healthy practices, they create a spiral of toxics and illness that degrade the lives of low-paid workers and pollute their environment. By Elana Kimbrell.
Ask where it came from: "Do you have a locally made substitute?" How to improve environmental and labor standards used to manufacture our goods, while you shop. By Tom Politeo.
Students distressed, inspired by tour: A group of college students from around the country take a toxic site tour with Wilmington area activist Jesse Marquez. Part of a Sierra Club program, they journal their experiences and their directors describe the program the participated in. By various contributors.
Industrial-strength landscape: Globalization and international trade are changing the landscape of Southern California. A wish list of new port projects may add to environmental woes. By Andrea Hricko, USC Associate Professor.Long Beach fails Public Trust Lands: Long Beach coastal development offers a cautionary tale on the abuse of Public Trust lands. By Don May.
Toxic toys from China: Toxic toys, food and other safety issues plague products imported from China. Safety standards need improving. By Elizabeth Saas.
Join us to improve these issues. Whether you live near San Pedro Bay, live in Kansas or another country—you can join us in reforming goods movement and bringing environmental justice to the people it affects.
THE SHIPPING BLUES
Front cover introduction
Build a strong union
Keep on trucking (responsibly)
Port delays leave drivers fuming
Scenic spot on Palos Verdes Peninsula may be saved
International trade should not mean international pollution (May 2001)
Foe of the earth: Bush declares war on the environment (May 2001)
The bus stops here: Urge the AQMD to ban diesel-fueled school buses. (April 2001)
Port area pours out a toxic diesel cocktail: South Coast Air Quality Management District report measures some of L.A.'s sins of emission, but doesn't go far enough. (April 2001)
Plane speaking: 12,000 page LAX EIR has EJ impacts (February 2001)
Sierra Club backs plans to protect kids from school bus fumes: (September 2000)
Port of Long Beach to monitor air pollution: (January 2000)
Diary of a protester: Sierra Club's role in Seattle WTO protests: (January 2000)
Local activists started the ball rolling: (January 2000)
WTO Seattle protests: (Nov 1999)