|September 17, 2021|
Proposed Fontana warehouse draws ire over environmental issues
FONTANA – (INT) - The City of Fontana is being taken to task for its approval of a warehouse project proposed to be located in one of the most polluted areas of the state.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s lawsuit says city planners failed to appropriately analyze, disclose, and mitigate the environmental impacts that violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The Slover and Oleander Warehouse Project would share property lines with a high school in a low-income south Fontana neighborhood that suffers from some of the highest pollution levels in all of California, according to a statement from Bonta’s office.
Over 20 warehouses have already been built within a mile of the project site.
The lawsuit would compel the City to go back and take a hard look at the environmental impacts of the project – and do all it can to mitigate the potential harms to local residents and workers
Story Date: August 3, 2021