Excellent development--particularly because it's a win for environmental justice (EJ). Everyone's health matters, but the health of communities most impacted by toxics needs to be prioritized.
This follows a critical victory for environmental justice in Kettleman City, a Latin@ farmworker community victimized for a generation by contaminated drinking water next to the state's primary toxic waste dump (a classic case of a wealthy state siting its most toxic facility next to a poor community of color). After suffering years of horrifying birth defects and cancers, which ultimately were covered by the press, the community and EJ allies finally forced the state to commit to replacing the toxic water and building a new water treatment facility, which is in process now.
Congratulations to all those who helped make this happen!