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    Identify an environmental problem in Los Angeles, CA. What are the environmental-justice questions surrounding this problem? Why is environmental justice important to discussions of this problem?

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    PROBLEM:
    Los Angeles, CA environment issues.
    Identify an environmental problem in Los Angeles, CA. What are the environmental-justice questions surrounding this problem? Why is environmental justice important to discussions of this problem?

    Could you please help me with this in a 200-300 word response.

    SOLUTION:
    Los Angeles, Ca has gained national recognition not only due to its booming population being the second most populous city in the US but as a center of big business establishments in the state ("Environment - Los Angeles," n.d.; "United States Census Bureau as cited in Los Angeles," n.d.).
    However, concurrent with the cities name and fame is the ever increasing environmental problems such as air pollution and water shortages. Foremost to this is the "infamous L.A. smog" which "was sighted by farmers as early as 1940" ("Environment - Los Angeles," n.d.).
    The city was named by the Chumash tribe of Native Americans to mean "the valley of smoke" (MacDonald) "because of the smog from native campfires" ("Los Angeles," n.d.). Of the many factors contributing to the smog formation are due to the city's geography, numerous vehicles and automobiles and the port complex in the Long Beach ("Los Angeles," n.d.). This ...

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    An environmental issue facing LA is addressed, as well as the part environmental justice plays.

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