LA County and District Attorney Jackie Lacey Jointly Sue Trucking Company for Illegally Hauling Hazardous Waste from Exide

2019-05-08T13:45:54-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

A trucking company alleged to have unlawfully transported more than 128,000 pounds of lead-contaminated plastic battery chips from the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon to a facility in Bakersfield, Calif., that was not permitted to accept such hazardous waste will contribute $1.82 million to a Los Angeles County environmental fund established to help [...]

From SoCalGas Settlement, LA County to Launch Exide Area Lead-Based Paint Mitigation Program

2019-04-25T08:46:31-07:00April 16th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

As part of Los Angeles County’s settlement with SoCalGas over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) received $5.2 million for the removal of lead-based paint in homes surrounding the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in the City of Vernon. Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to [...]

Supervisor Solis Preserves Equity in Parks Measure Funding, $57.8 Million from Measure A to be Distributed Locally

2019-03-05T13:50:23-07:00March 5th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, women children and families|

Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, that ensured funding guidelines for Measure A dollars would guarantee equitable funding for neighborhood parks in communities categorized as having a very high and high park need. “When I led the effort [...]

LA County Urges Congress to Fully Fund Repairs for Whittier Narrows Dam

2019-02-26T11:22:05-07:00February 26th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release|

County Also Requests Congress Consider Transfer of Authority of Army Corps Flood Channels Constructed in 1957 in the southern stretches of the San Gabriel Valley, the Whittier Narrows Dam no longer meets tolerable-risk guidelines set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and requires immediate upgrades and repairs. The U.S. Army Corps has ranked [...]

LA County Supports Increase in Lead-Acid Battery Fees to Support Lead Cleanup Efforts

2019-02-19T17:24:49-07:00February 19th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Exposure to lead can pose serious health consequences that include asthma, kidney and brain damage, and it could lead to developmental and behavioral disorders in children. The cleanup of residential parcels and other contaminated sites often range in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The state’s Lead Acid Battery Cleanup Fund is a much-needed funding [...]

LA County Opposes Quemetco’s Proposed Expansion of Operations

2019-02-19T15:03:24-07:00February 19th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release|

Quemetco, a battery-recycling facility, has been in operation since 1972 in the City of Industry. On a daily basis, the plant crushes and melts 600 tons of used lead-acid batteries and stores hazardous wastes, including partially-processed lead-containing materials. Over the years, Quemetco has repeatedly violated state laws in the handling of toxic substances and has [...]

LA County Supports Gov. Newsom’s Proposed $74.5 Million Directed for Exide Cleanup

2019-01-29T18:23:04-07:00January 29th, 2019|Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

On January 10, Governor Gavin Newsom released his first Proposed Budget for FY 2019-20, which includes $74.5 million dollars to help address the cleanup of the communities contaminated by the Exide battery recycling plant in the City of Vernon. In response, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Governor Newsom’s Proposed Budget

2019-01-18T18:14:52-07:00January 11th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Immigration, Jobs, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20: “A budget is a moral statement of one’s values. And with Governor Newsom’s new budget, it is clear that the new Governor believes that California values include fighting for our most [...]

Statements from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Governor Gavin Newsom on his Proposed Budget to Invest $50 Million for Exide Cleanup

2019-01-11T23:07:28-07:00January 11th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Gov. Gavin Newsom have released statements on Governor Newsom's inclusion of $50 million in his proposed state budget to accelerate the cleanup of properties contaminated by lead from the Exide plant. Supervisor Hilda L. Solis "I am pleased and thankful that the Governor’s proposed state budget includes [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Settlement

2018-11-29T21:28:15-07:00August 8th, 2018|Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles County, and the City of Los Angeles announced a $119.5 million settlement with SoCalGas over the Aliso Canyon gas leak: “I want to commend and thank Attorney General Becerra, City Attorney Mike Feuer, and our Los Angeles County Counsel [...]