Trash Fight Escalates in Pomona

In Pomona, hundreds of leaders assembled last spring to challenge a planned waste transfer station in a neighborhood already burdened with one. Leaders cited increased risks of cancer and other respiratory illnesses that exceed local regulatory standards. The Inland Empire Sponsoring Committee (locally known as the Pomona Valley Cluster of One LA) generated over 1,000 letters in opposition to the proposed project while proponents mustered only twelve.

This summer, the fight over trash escalated with a over 100 leaders hitting the streets in a neighborhood walk to inform residents of increased risks of cancer and other respiratory illnesses implicit in the planned expansion of a local waste transfer station. Press from miles afar picked up the story. Leaders await a decision from the City of Pomona Planning Commission.

"Waste Station's Costs." Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (7/16)

Trash Station Fought, Contra Costa Times (6/28)

"Transfer Station Bad for Families." Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (6/28)

Walk Targets Waste Plan, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (6/26)

Trashing East L.A. County, Huffington Post (06/21)

Pomona Residents Hear About Transfer Station Proposal, Contra Costa Times (06/03)