Our ever-growing ecommerce industry and the need to breathe clean air are in constant conflict, but they don’t have to be. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD), whose board of 13 local electeds and appointed officials from Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Los Angeles County, is charged with controlling emissions from stationary sources like buildings and products within these areas. Unfortunately, the South Coast AQMD has not, in over 20 years, been able to meet state, local, and federal clean air requirements.
by Shaina Hall
It all started with a curious invention. Originally designed for men, the bicycle, once known as the velocipede, propelled the 19th century into a progressive state. Noted to give women a new sense of freedom, an editorial from 1896 stated: “to women, it was a steed on which they rode into a new world.”
Hundreds of years later, bicycling is a universal instrument for transportation, leisure, and exercise. In celebration of National Bike Month, it’s important to recognize the significance of biking in our communities and offer every effort to maintain this timeless tradition.
At CLCV, we think every day should be Earth Day.
Scientists have raised the alarm that we only have until 2030 to avoid climate catastrophe. As it stands, President Biden has already committed to protecting 30% of lands and waters by 2030, centered his economic plan on climate justice, and announced his goal to cut carbon emissions at least in half by 2030. With companies becoming more climate conscious and Democrat elected officials in control on the state and federal level, one would think we are in a comfortable position to avoid the devastating impacts of the climate crisis.
We’re the California League of Conservation Voters: Building Democracy. Electing Environmental Champions. Protecting Our Future.