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Residents of unincorporated Bloomington recently swallowed a bitter pill when the Bloomington Business Park Specific Plan—a 213-acre plan to rezone agricultural and residential land into industrial and commercial land—was approved by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 15 despite widespread opposition. The decision is part of an ongoing push by local governments and developers to increase warehouse space in the area to meet the demands of e-commerce.I spent some time in Bloomington to hear how residents and community groups are resisting the logistics industry through policy advocacy, organizing, and cabalgatas—horse rides that aim to share and preserve the culture of the largely Mexican and Latino community that resides there.“We have no agenda other than to be able to keep our homes and keep our family and keep our [equestrian] lifestyle.”


Read the story here I photographed and wrote, published December 9, 2022, for The Frontline Observer, "an independent news organization that prioritizes capturing the voices of ‘frontline’ environmental justice communities in the Inland Empire."

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