Run Off Pollution Ravaging River Communities.

Monday_673x324MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
PROGRAM # 10194 12:00 PM PT

Run Off Pollution Ravaging River Communities.

Advocacy groups in California are suing a state agency charging it has failed to protect rivers and wetlands from ag toxic pollution. They claim the extensive nitrate pollution in the Central Coast region is endangering low income rural and fishing coastal communities. Community leaders convene to discuss the issues. What’s the proposed remedy? Can farm and fishing communities coexist?

Guests: Ileana Miranda, General Manager, San Jerardo Cooperative, Salinas, CA; Maricruz Ladino, Member, Comité de Salinas, Salinas, CA; Mayra Hernandez, Community Organizer, Community Water Center, Watsonville, CA; Glen Spain, Executive Director, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations – PCFFA, San Francisco, CA; Marisol Aguilar, Deputy Director, California Rural Legal Assistance-CRLA, Modesto, CA.


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