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Inland Empire Groups Urge Newsom to Impose One or Two-Year Warehouse Development Moratorium

Inland Empire Groups Urge Gov. Newsom to Impose Warehouse Moratorium

A letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom urges him to impose a one- or two-year moratorium on new Inland Empire industrial facilities, saying the region’s ongoing logistics boom threatens public health. The statement, issued by over five dozen groups, says the massive expansion of the IE logistics industry, is “one of the most critical environment justice issues of our time”, and states, “we have a right to not be made sick by the air we breathe”. 

The Press-Enterprise reports that San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman disputes the pollution issue, saying in a letter to the publication that air quality has actually improved in the Inland Empire, despite warehouse growth. He reasons that developers are now investing in environmentally friendly facilities and are required to follow California’s stringent environmental laws.

A few of the groups that signed the moratorium letter, that also went out to California Attorney General Rob Bonta and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, include the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, the Sierra Club, Teamsters Local 1932 and Inland Empire United.


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Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.