Month: June 2015

Kansas City Star – Argentine/Turner Good Neighbor Committee asks BNSF to clean up its act

The Diesel Health Project and the Argentine/Turner Good Neighbor Committee are fortunate there are such smart and hard working news media folks in Kansas City! As we reported a few days ago in KANSAS CITY, KANSAS COMMUNITY GROUP REQUESTS THAT BNSF REDUCE EMISSIONS OF DANGEROUS DIESEL EXHAUST AIR POLLUTION INTO THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS, KCTV5 gave us amazing coverage …

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Kansas City, Kansas Community Group Requests that BNSF Reduce Emissions of Dangerous Diesel Exhaust Air Pollution into their Neighborhoods

The Argentine/Turner Good Neighbor Committee had a great community meeting last night. More than 30 people attended, including committee members, other Argentine residents,  and representatives of Global Community Monitor, the Kansas Sierra Club, Diesel Health Project, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The BNSF Railway did not send representatives. The CBS affiliate TV Station KCTV5 was there, …

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Argentine/Turner Good Neighbor Committee to release diesel air pollution monitoring results on Wednesday, June 24 at 6 pm

From Leticia DeCaigny and the Good Neighbor Committee: We share our community with the BNSF Argentine Rail Yard, where locomotives burn substantial amounts of diesel fuel, day and night. Come to a community meeting to hear the results of a study done by citizen scientists with the help of experts on the extent of diesel exhaust …

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Argentine/Turner Good Neighbor Committee and Diesel Health Project at the Argentine Community Center

KCK has very active and effective neighborhood groups, and several of them invited Leticia DeCaigny, leader of the Argentine/Turner Good Neighbor Committee and Diesel Health Project community organizer, and “Green Czar” and Diesel Health Project co-founder Richard Mabion to tell them about our community monitoring project. We met last night (Tuesday, June 17),  and had …

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EPA Region 7 EJ meeting – at the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center

EPA Region 7 held an excellent EJ meeting last Thursday, at the beautiful Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center. We reviewed and commented on the EJ 2020 Action Agenda, got a great demo of the EJSCREEN Environmental Justice Screening Tool, and much more. My comment to EPA on the EJ2020 Action Plan? Please explicitly identify goods movement (aka freight …

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