Monday, September 23, 2019

Valley Climate Strike Events Focus on Regional Environmental Challenges

Concerned residents gathered in protest rallies in cities throughout the San Joaquin Valley in climate strike actions aimed at lighting a fire under political leaders to act on the numerous threats to their air and water. The Central Valley is beset with a variety of environmental stressors that largely impact rural and low-income communities. But residents of those valley towns, mainly young people of color, are organizing a growing and successful environmental justice movement. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.