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A Logistics Warehouse Near an Elementary School Raises Questions

Some are worried about the truck traffic and air pollution likely to follow after a logistics warehouse gets built within visual distance of a San Bernardino school.
August 2, 2017, 6am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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A planned logistics center in the Inland Empire in Southern California has been cause for complaints in the area. "For years, warehouses have faced little opposition from elected leaders. Local officials typically greenlight the projects, heralding the logistics industry as a vital driver of the economy that employs tens of thousands of local blue-collar workers," Andrea Bernstein reports for SCPR. But, some residents, like community organizer Ericka Flores worry that idling trucks will mean air pollution and after the warehouse is built there will be no one to enforce air pollution standards.

"Flores said it's unlikely that the parents will be able to stop the warehouse from being built near Zimmerman since it's already been approved, but she believes school board support could stop future warehouses from being built near schools," Bernstein writes.

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Published on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in SCPR
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