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|October 17, 2017|
Environmental justice proponent eyes political run
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) – One of the Inland Empire’s leaders for environmental justice is seeking a new role.
Penny Newman, founder of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice, is giving up her role as executive director, and is focusing on her run for a seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.
Ms. Newman’s environmental work began in the 1970s when the infamous Stringfellow Acid Pits contaminated groundwater in the community of Glen Avon. A federal ‘superfund’ was ultimately formed for the clean-up.
Ms. Newman said Friday her candidacy is an opportunity to demand meaningful changes from a new vantage point. She is running to represent the 2nd District to replace retiring supervisor John Tavaglione
Story Date: August 20, 2017