Some of the toughest environmental laws in the country are not being enforced by state and local officials in California -- that’s the conclusion of an independent report saying the Department of Toxic Substances Control lacks even a system for denying or revoking the permits of companies found to be threatening human health. We’ll hear what that means to workers and residents near the city of Vernon, outraged because the Exide lead-battery recycling plant has been allowed to stay open despite evidence of widespread contamination.Banner image: Paul Garland
Law Enforcement and Public Health in Vernon
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Lax Law Enforcement Leads to Outrage
At an angry meeting last night in Boyle Heights, elected legislators expressed outrage over what residents and workers say they’ve known for a long time: they and their...