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Bakersfield, California, está rodeada por campos agrícolas industriales, excavadoras de petróleo y gas, y tiene casi la peor calidad de aire del país.

Según la Asociación Pulmonar Americana, Bakersfield es el lugar con mayor polución de partículas a corto plazo en Estados Unidos y con los peores niveles de polución de ozono. Ambas formas de contaminación están relacionadas con enfermedades pulmonares, como el asma, y enfermedades del corazón.

A train transports oil across California's Central Valley, headed towards the Bakersfield Crude Terminal in Kern County.

A California appellate court has rejected a permit critical to a crude-by-rail terminal in Bakersfield, a city that already suffers from some of the worst air quality in the country.

The case unmasked how the county agency that is tasked with protecting air quality and public health instead colludes with polluters and prioritizes corporate profits.

El 6 de agosto de 2012, un incendio y una explosión en una refinería Chevron en Richmond, California, causó que 15,000 personas necesitaran tratamiento médico.

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Pam Nixon vive en una zona de West Virginia que llaman "Valle Químico", rodeada de industrias que manejan químicos tóxicos e inflamables. Durante los 65 años que ha vivido allí, ella ha tenido que refugiarse en casa y sellar sus ventanas repetidas veces por alertas de fugas químicas.

On August 6, 2012, a fire and explosion at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. caused 15,000 people to seek medical treatment.

Pam Nixon lives in an area of West Virginia called “Chemical Valley,” where she is surrounded by facilities that handle dangerous toxic and flammable chemicals. Many times during her 65 years there she’s had to shelter in place, tape up windows and huddle in her home after being alerted about a chemical leak nearby.

Black community members speak out against racism at the 2014 Justice for All march in Washington, D.C. From housing to education and from health care to environmental justice, Trump seeks to set our communities back.

Environmental justice groups will descend on Washington, D.C., this weekend from around the country to ramp up their fight against climate change. They will come together on April 29th for the Peoples Climate March march, walking from the U.S. Capitol to the White House and finally to the Washington Monument.

Members of the Sacred Stone camp in North Dakota speak out against the Dakota Access Pipeline

President Trump’s recent trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture with black allies in tow, Omarosa Manigault and HUD Secretary nominee Ben Carson, obscures the fact that his policies are poised to set back the very communities he claims to want to help.

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