There is a critical issue that needs to be addressed by parents and child advocacy groups. We need the help of every citizen who will stand up on behalf of the health and safety of our children and let their voices be heard in Sacramento.
AB 3205 is struggling to survive. It is a law that would give agencies the power to prevent industrial plants that house or emit toxic substances from being built next to schools.
Our school district is one of many throughout the state where children have been hurt. A spill from a plant next door to one of our elementary schools caused over 100 of our students to become ill. The plant in Glendora also emits a known carcinogen.
The battle in Sacramento is an obnoxious one. Industry officials don't want such enforcement and have the money to fight it. Two bills have already died. Efforts have begun to revive one.