In the News March 18, 2009

Sharon Rubalcava Quoted in Los Angeles Business Journal

Sharon Rubalcava was quoted in a Los Angeles Business Journal article discussing a lawsuit by the city of Riverside, California, that seeks to force the Port of Los Angeles to revise an environmental impact report on a planned expansion to better analyze the effects of additional rail traffic on the city 60 miles away from the project.

“Riverside is truly stretching the law here and it’s going to be an uphill battle because the port has become known for striving for bulletproof EIRs. [But] it’s an interesting case that asks valid questions on both sides,” said Rubalcava. “Riverside is blaming the rise in cargo from the Port of Los Angeles for more emissions and traffic jams, whereas the port is saying that Riverside’s emissions problems are due to cars and trucks and the traffic near rail is because of their land-use decisions.”

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