Residents of West Oakland are exposed to far more than their fair share of toxic diesel pollution. To examine the impacts of diesel pollution on West Oakland communities, the Pacific Institute created this report in partnership with the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and the Coalition for West Oakland Revitalization. Residents were employed to conduct on-the-ground research, looking at innovative ways to raaaw fulleduce truck traffic and pollution in residential areas and improve community health. The report offers solutions that could improve air quality without harming industry.
No one need explain the true value of water to 54-year-old Elizabeth and her family in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. She spends more than half her meagre salary on buying drinking water from a local water vendor, as she knows the water from the nearby lake could make her unwell, unproductive and unable to provide for her family.
In February of 2017, the Pacific Institute released a white paper entitled Drinking Fountains and Public Health: Improving National Infrastructure to Rebuild Trust and Ensure Access, which highlighted the limited evidence of a link between illness and disease outbreaks and drinking fountains.