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Press Release February 6, 2024

As Amazon Reports $170 Billion in Record Profits, ElectrifyNY Coalition Calls for Responsible Operations and Clean Deliveries

Tailpipe emissions pollute the air causing public health harms and exacerbate the climate crisis; Clean Deliveries Act will drive legislative and zero-emission solutions

In the News: King5 January 2, 2024

Warehouses on the way: King, Pierce counties see influx of new developments

Molly Tack-Hooper, Senior Attorney, Northwest Office: “These warehouses are highly automated. It’s a lot of robots moving things around, so the job increases are not actually there. The jobs associated with warehouses are decreasing as technology gets better in these warehouses and gets more automated.”

Vast warehouses bump up against homes in Southern California. (David McNew / The New York Times)
From the Experts December 19, 2023

It’s Working: Warehouses in Southern California Are Cleaning Up Their Act

Warehouse Rule brings zero emissions equipment to California, proving the strength of the model.

(Courtesy of The Office of Senator Gianaris)
Press Release November 29, 2023

ElectrifyNY Coalition, Lawmakers, and Environmental Justice Advocates Launch Campaign in Support of the Clean Deliveries Act

The pivotal bill provides advancements in public health and clean air, prevents corporations from clustering mega-warehouses in low-income communities of color, and advances New York’s climate mandates

The Bridge Industrial South Tacoma Warehouse Project in Tacoma, Wash. ,would create significant truck traffic, air and climate pollution, and threatens to increase flooding and temperatures in the area and jeopardize the city’s aquifer and nearby streams. (© MapTiler  © OpenStreetMap contributors)
feature October 6, 2023

What You Should Know About the Bridge Industrial South Tacoma Warehouse Project

Where the warehouse project is located, its likely impacts, and how you can get involved

Document July 18, 2023

Prehearing Brief of Appellants

In the matter of the appeal of 350 Tacoma and South Tacoma Neighborhood Council. From the April 21, 2023, Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance and Critical Area Development Permit issued by the City of Tacoma

Document July 18, 2023

Appellants’ Exhibit List

Exhibit numbers and descriptions for appellants 350 Tacoma and South Tacoma Neighborhood Council

Document July 18, 2023

Appellants’ Witness List

Witness names and summary of testimony for appellants 350 Tacoma and South Tacoma Neighborhood Council

Document May 17, 2023

City of Tacoma’s Authority to Conduct a Health Impact Assessment for Proposed Bridge Industrial Warehouse Project

Letter to City of Tacoma on behalf of 350 Tacoma and the South Tacoma Neighborhood Council addressing the question of the City’s authority to conduct a Health Impact Assessment for the proposed Bridge Industrial warehouse project.

case May 11, 2023

South Tacoma Warehouse Project

Despite vocal opposition from concerned neighbors and environmental and health advocates, the City of Tacoma approved a land use permit for a mega-warehouse project in April 2023, without requiring an Environmental Impact Statement to examine the project’s environmental, health, and community impacts. The South Tacoma location of the mega-warehouse poses serious environmental justice concerns. The…

The proposed site of the Bridge Industrial mega-warehouse complex in South Tacoma, Washington. (350 Tacoma)
Update May 10, 2023

South Tacoma Residents Fight Mega-Warehouse

The plan would pave over a large undeveloped space, increase traffic, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, disturb a former Superfund site, and jeopardize the city’s aquifer.

Press Release May 5, 2023

Neighborhood Groups Sue to Force Environmental Review of Mega Warehouse Project in South Tacoma

The massive 147-acre warehouse complex poses serious health threats and environmental justice concerns for the surrounding communities

Document May 5, 2023

South Tacoma Warehouse Notice of Appeal

Two community groups, represented by Earthjustice, filed a legal appeal to the Tacoma Hearing Examiner to force the City of Tacoma to take a comprehensive look at the environmental harms of permitting a massive warehouse complex in South Tacoma.

Alejandra Ruedas, right, holds a sign at a rally before a California Air Resources Board public hearing to consider proposed Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation on Oct. 27, 2022, in Sacramento, Calif. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
From the Experts April 14, 2023

In The Race to End Diesel Truck Pollution, California Widens Its Stride

California is not just staying in the running, but picking up the pace for zero emissions.

Construction on a last-mile warehouse in Syosset, New York. Concentrations of last-mile warehouses have an outsized impact on air quality and noise pollution due to higher numbers of truck trips, 24/7 operating times, and other factors. (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)
feature March 30, 2023

Fortaleciendo Las Normas de Zonificación Para Almacenes de Última Milla

Modificar las regulaciones sobre los almacenes de última milla es fundamental para lograr los objetivos de justicia ambiental y equidad racial de la ciudad de Nueva York

Construction on a last-mile warehouse in Syosset, New York. Concentrations of last-mile warehouses have an outsized impact on air quality and noise pollution due to higher numbers of truck trips, 24/7 operating times, and other factors. (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)
feature March 30, 2023

Strengthening Zoning Regulations on Last-Mile Warehouses

Amending regulations on last-mile warehouses is critical to achieving New York City’s environmental justice and racial equity goals

E-Commerce Warehouses by Potential Environmental Justice Area in NYC, 2022. (Alok Disa / Earthjustice)
Press Release February 16, 2023

Advocates Unveil Actions to Rein In Unplanned Clustering Of Last-Mile Logistics Facilities

According to a December 2021 investigation by Consumer Reports, companies like Amazon have opened up the vast majority of last-mile logistics facilities in communities of color that have long suffered disparate environmental harms like increased rates of air pollution, noise, and asthma

Press Release September 8, 2022

Coalition Proposes NYC Zoning Text Change to Regulate Last-Mile Trucking Facilities in New York City

Advocates call on Department of City Planning to manage the explosive growth of last-mile trucking facilities, concentrated in low-income communities of color, and the resulting pollution, congestion, unsafe streets