California’s unemployment rate is atrociously high with people leaving the state weekly, if not daily, to find work and make better lives. Much of this is the result of the Left (including environmentalists) dominating the state’s politics. A proposed major distribution center in Moreno Valley would bring much needed commercial activity (including jobs) to Riverside County. None of that matters to environmentalists who have filed a lawsuit against the project because it will allegedly bring more pollution and traffic congestion but it might negatively affect the nearby San Jacinto Wildlife Area.
Environmentalists Blast Go-Ahead for Monster Distribution Center in Southern California
By Nathan Solis, July 20, 2020, Courthouse News Service
(CN) — Conservationists say a proposed distribution hub and mega-warehouse near the San Jacinto Wildlife Area in Southern California will introduce tons of pollution to the region due to the high volume of truck traffic.
The plaintiffs represented by Earthjustice seek an injunction over what they say are violations of the California Environmental Quality Act and because there is a pending appeal on the mega-warehouse project.
The developers say the proposed distribution hub will generate thousands of jobs in the Moreno Valley area.
In 2015, the project received approval from the city of Moreno Valley, but a Riverside Superior Court judge found the developer’s environmental impact review lacking details on mitigation efforts for greenhouse gasses in 2018.
This year, environmental advocacy groups appealed the approval of a new environmental impact report that was given the green light by the Moreno Valley Planning Commission this past May. Oral arguments are scheduled for Aug. 5 in the state’s Fourth Appellate District, according to Earthjustice attorney Adrian Martinez.