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DATE: October 23, 2015

Contact: Victor or Oscar (714) 581-2717



Huntington Beach, CA. – Enough is enough! All communities, regardless of socioeconomic status, deserve to live in a healthy environment. The Oak View community deserves nothing more and nothing less than the rest of Huntington Beach. Residents of the Oak View community will be hosting a community protest/rally in opposition of Rainbow Environmental Services (RES) and their unwillingness to fully enclose their transfer station, which is and has been a health risk for students, teachers and residents.

When: October 29, 2015
Where: Oak View Elementary School

17241 Oak Lane

Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

The Oak View neighborhood in Huntington Beach is comprised primarily of economically disadvantaged Latino residents who strive to provide better opportunities for their children. However, there are certain obstacles that hinder the social well-being of those who reside in Oak View. For more than three decades, Oak View students, teachers and residents have been negatively affected by RES. What RES will deny to the general community is that they have been, and still are, a participant of environmental injustice. In our case, environmental injustice occurred because representatives at the local, county and state level, purposely allowed the institutionalization of RES in a geographically disadvantage area.

In November of 2008, RES proposed a multi-million-dollar project to the City of Huntington Beach that would allow an increase of trash accepted from 2,800 TDP to 4000 TDP. The outcome of this investment was for RES to continue “its leadership role in recycling, with a healthy environment”1. RES has failed their promise, their unethical business practices include but are not limited to: constant bird droppings, elevated concentration levels of dust that spreads into the adjacent school and community, unbearable stench at certain times throughout the day (12+ and counting violations from AQMD, more than any transfer station in SoCal), thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to elected officials, and much more. Please join us as we advocate for a nuisance-free environment, people are more important than profit!

Thank you for your support, we hope to see you there.

On November 7th 2015, the South Coast Air Quality Management District hearing board will hold a public hearing at 9:00am Saturday at the Oak View Community Center (17261 Oak Ln, Huntington Beach, CA) regarding RES operations that have negativity affected our community. We ask all community members to please join us as this hearing will determine all future impacts to our community, your attendance is crucial!

Read the PDF of the report here

Oak View ComUNIDAD is a resident-driven Facebook group where Oak View residents (in addition to concerned Huntington Beach residents) can voice their concerns about any issues that affect their right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.


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