Tesoro plans to expand its Wilmington and Carson refineries, which border an already overburdened West Long Beach in terms of air pollution. Many community members aren’t welcoming the project with open arms. VoiceWaves shows some of the reasons behind the community’s opposition to the proposed expansion project.
For more information on this controversial project, visit our print story here. Versión en español aquí.
Crystal was raised in South Los Angeles and is the first college graduate in her family. She is a class of 2016 CSULB graduate who has served as an editor for her campus newspaper and freelanced for the Long Beach Post and Random Length News. Crystal is now a Report for America corps member, covering the Westside for the Long Beach Post. Follow her work @crystalniebla on Twitter and @crystalniebla_media on Instagram.