Press Releases

January 10, 2014

Senator Kevin de León calls on South Coast Air Quality Management District Board to vote to amend a rule to would require owners or operators of large lead-acid battery recycling facilities to reduce arsenic emissions and other key toxic air contaminant emissions.

November 22, 2013

 

La Tragedia del Adolescente de la Ciudad de Santa Rosa Resalta la Necesidad por Legislación de Armas de Imitación

November 22, 2013

Santa Rosa City Teen Tragedy Highlights Need for Imitation Weapon Legislation

October 26, 2013

LOS ANGELES — Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) today urged Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy and the LAUSD Board of Education to “show greater collaborativeness” on behalf of the students.

October 24, 2013

LOS ANGELES—The District of Delaware, U.S. Bankruptcy Court today extended the deadline by 90 days whereby local residents who may have been damaged by the Exide Technologies battery plant in the City of Vernon may file personal injury claims.  The judge’s ruling came in response to a request by Senator Kevin de Leόn (d-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) asking for residents to be exempted from the bankruptcy proceedings or at the very least be given a six month extension of the deadline when they would have time to submit proof if they want to submit a claim.

October 16, 2013

<p>LOS ANGELES, CA – Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), today called on the District of Delaware, U.S. Bankruptcy Court to exempt personal injury claims by local residents from the bankruptcy proceedings surrounding the Exide Technologies lead battery recycling plant. &nbsp;The Court has notified residents of the City of Vernon and surrounding communities, who may have suffered damages, that they have only until October 31, 2013 to submit proof if they want to submit a claim.