Aurora Castillo

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Aurora Castillo (1914–1998) was a Mexican-American environmentalist from Los Angeles, California. She co-founded the Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) in 1984. The MELA organization has fought against a scheduled oil pipeline, and against a planned toxic waste incinerator, and they stopped a waste treatment plant located close to a high school. Castillo was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1995.[1]


  1. ^ Goldman Environmental Prize: Aurora Castillo (Retrieved on November 15, 2007)