AG Intervenes in Fresno’s Industrial Park Dispute

The California Attorney General’s Office will intervene in a contentious dispute over a proposed industrial park in the City of Fresno. Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office filed a general motion to intervene last week after a group of residents filed a lawsuit against the city. 

South Central Neighbors United claims Fresno authorities have pursued plans for the 110-acre industrial park on the north side of Central Avenue absent proper environmental review. The area is already home to a large warehouse and soon-to-be Amazon fulfillment center.

"The project would operate directly across the street from a residential community that already bears a disproportionate burden of environmental and public health impacts from industrial warehouses and distribution centers, hazardous and solid waste sites, and other noxious development in Fresno," the residents’ complaint states.

The group, which is seeking an injunction to halt the project pending a full environmental review, thanked Becerra’s office for its involvement in a statement. The city has said it is “aware of the Attorney General’s interest in this litigation and are actively working with the community on a solution.”

Read more at the Fresno Bee