IE Logistics Forum, Part 2: Advocate John Husing And Critic Penny Newman Cross Swords
Last week's UC Riverside forum on the future of the Inland Empire's logistics industry included both champions and critics of the industry's impacts on the region. In Part 2 of his reporting from the forum, KVCR's Matt Guilhem recounts the dueling points of view expressed by a familiar advocate of the logistics industry -- IE Economist John Husing -- and a prominent critic of the industry -- longtime IE environmental justice activist, Penny Newman. While Husing touted the economic and social benefits of the growing logistics sector, Newman offered a scathing critique of labor and environmental impacts not exactly flattering to the industry.
Be sure to listen to Part 1 of our reporting from the IE logistics forum, focusing on the transportation and traffic challenges ahead as more and bigger logistics centers are planned for the region.