Emissions plan will risk jobs in communities of color already suffering from pandemic

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Paul GranilloSpecial to Valley NewsAt a time when Southern California may finally be seeing some light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, the last thing local regulators should be doing is threatening our economy, particularly for the communities of color that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. Unfortunately, a misguided emissions proposal targeting the Inland Empire’s logistics industry could be the next devastating blow to Black and Hispanic communities, jeopardizing jobs and hindering any real chance at an equitable economic recovery.The racial disparities of COVID-19’s impact are no secret at this point. Inland Empire communities of color have been the hardest hit by the pandemic, suffering disproportionally high infection and death rates and a lack of access t
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