Attention Gateway Supporters: Diesel Trucks are Numero Uno in Causing Air Pollution

In case you missed it, supporters of the proposed Gateway warehouse--along with some members of the Calimesa City Council--have accused opponents of the project of spreading "misinformation." That is a lie. 

Here is an example of what they don't want the public to know:

1. By a wide margin, diesel trucks are the #1 source of air pollution in Southern California.

2. A logistics warehouse with 428 diesel truck bays would attract hundreds of diesel trucks a day to Cherry Valley.

Don't believe us?  Here's a chart prepared by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the preeminent agency in southern California when it comes to documenting and fighting pollution. 


The chart lists the major sources of nitrogen oxide pollution in SoCal in 2014.

By a huge margin, the #1 source of pollution is--get ready for it--DIESEL TRUCKS.

The particles in diesel exhaust are linked to cancer, heart disease, and thousands of premature deaths a year in California.

Here's the LA Times story about pollution at the ports in LA and Long Beach in which this chart was included. 


Mitigate this!

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jeff w April 16, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Couldn't that be viewed as a conflict of interest? Supervisors representing this company for projects in their districts while voting to support the company in each others districts. I think this needs to be brought forward and if any supervisors have projects by this company in their districts, they need to recuse themselves. The old saying....if it looks like a duck.....
Steve Mehlman April 16, 2014 at 01:30 PM
One guess about what Supervisor Ashley might do. He might publicly say that he has gotten the message from the people and the committee and will vote against rezoning. However, behind closed doors, he may have already gotten his four colleagues on the Board of Supervisors to agree to vote Yes on the project (several of them have other Shopoff Group projects in their districts). So Ashley looks like a "hero" while his developer buddy gets his way. A "win-win" all around--except for the citizens he is supposed to represent.
James Andervich April 16, 2014 at 01:51 PM
County supers are politicians, it's naïve to believe they serve their constituents; as all politicians, they only serve special interest groups and adhere to the 'good ol' boy system.'
desertpatriot April 16, 2014 at 06:39 PM


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