Commonwealth National Podcast

Micropollution Panel

Duration: 
1:02:25
A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW COMMUNITIES ARE IMPACTED BY INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES

MARK DESAULNIER, Member, California Air Resources Board
BRADLEY ANGEL, Executive Director, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
MEENA PALANIAPPAN, Senior Research Associate, The Pacific Institute
RICHARD SINKOFF, MCP, AICP Acting Environmental Planning Manager
Environmental Planning and Permitting Department Engineering Division Port of Oakland KIM MULVIHILL, M.D. Reporter CBS 5 Eyewitness News—Moderator

When we think of pollutants, we tend to picture cars and other major offenders. But pollution can impact communities on a much smaller scale. Often, these communities are among the most under-served and least able to fight for themselves. They may be faced with pollution from power plants, diesel trucks or oil refineries. On the other side, many industry leaders say the work their companies do is vital, and contend they go to great lengths to protect nearby communities. Join us for an in-depth discussion about what can be done when communities and industries collide.

This program was recorded live on August 9, 2006