July 20, 2016

Environmental Justice Threatened by 154-Year-Old Federal Preemption What do the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 and an environmental justice movement in Benicia, California in 2016 have in common? Unfortunately, the answer ispreemption. Adopted in 1862 to promote the expansion of America’s railroad network, the Federal Railroad Act preempted …

July 6, 2016

City Lab July 1, 2016 by Brentin Mock When Oakland city leaders and developers broke ground in November 1, 2013, for the new Oakland Global Trade & Logistics Center, a 322-acre industrial hub at the port of Oakland, it was celebrated as a spark for the renaissance of theeconomically beleaguered city. …