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A New Rail Yard Is Proposed at the LA Ports

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgJobs, traffic and air pollution are part of an 8-year battle over a proposed railroad yard to serve the Port of Los Angeles. The neighboring City and Port of Long Beach are against it, but LA's Harbor Commission has just approved it unanimously. Now, an environmental group is appealing to the LA City Council with the threat of a lawsuit. What will it mean for the 710 Freeway… and the health impact on a low-income neighborhood called "the diesel death zone?" Also, a high school in the Inland Empire is sued for discrimination against gay and lesbian students. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the Iraq War ten years later.

Banner image: Aerial view of the Vincent Thomas Bridge and the Port of Los Angeles. Photo by PA3 Louis Hebert/US Coast Guard