Community group looks for stricter environmental regulation 

A community-based hearing that is calling for an end to environmental problems in low income communities is scheduled for Saturday.

The Toxic Triangle Coalition will have testimony from residents affected the Navy’s Hunter’s Point Shipyard, the closed but contaminated PG&E plant in Bayview Hunters and the Chevron site in Richmond in hopes of encouraging greater regulation on these companies by the government.

Advocates hope the Environmental Protection Agency, Bay Area Air District and the health department will adopted stricter regulations and laws that will reduce impacts to low-income communities.

According to the coalition, polluters have collectively and negatively impacted the health of the low income communities that reside in these neighborhoods.

The meeting and public hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Saint John’s Baptist Church, 825 Newhall Street.

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