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Ericka Conant

Ericka Conant
I am a reporter that largely focuses on Latinx politicians and organizations currently impacting America.

I’m originally from the Desert Southwest and graduated with a literature degree from UC Santa Cruz. I started my career soon after graduating, first working for a local news station before coming to AL DÍA.

Writer and Content Producer

Abandoned oil and gas wells pose some of the biggest U.S. environmental hazards: Here are the Latinos pushing for cleanup

 05/10/2021 - 16:30
There are over 1,100 producing oil wells in the McKittrick oil field, just north of the town of McKittrick on Cal. State Route 33. Photo: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.  

“We have an opportunity to deliver environmental justice for communities of color and reorient federal policy to ensure that polluters pay the clean-up costs,” Leger Fernandez said.