More often than not, incinerators, factories, and other polluting industrial facilities are sited in or near low income and minority communities, who have to be subjected to these pollutants around the clock. This creates a hostile, uncomfortable, and unhealthy environment to grow and live, which makes it harder for children to learn and adults to work, or stay healthy, ultimately perpetuating the cycle of poverty and furthering the racial disparity in this country.
What if we can do away with these "sacrifice zones" and make sure everyone has the opportunity to live and grow in a healthy, clean environment? We'd probably be one step closer to tackling the problem of systemic racism in America.
Nearly every form of the nation’s most pervasive deadly air pollutant disproportionately affects Americans of color, regardless of their location or income level, according to a peer-reviewed analysis published Wednesday.
John has lived full or part-time in Maine for over 40-years. John is a graduate of the University of Maine (Orono) class of 1988, where he earned a B.S. in Business. John is noted as one of the top 25 most influential graduates in the history of The University of Maine for his pioneering work in...
Thank you for this opportunity to share the power of constitutional environmental rights! All New Yorkers will have an opportunity to vote for a #GreenAmendment in November!Thank you to our guest speakers Maya van Rossum of Green Amendments For The Generations/ Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Katy Kuh of Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and all of the participants who joined us on yesterday's webinar to discuss the proposed New York State Constitutional Amendment on the ballot this fall. We appreciate the compelling discussion to help inform the decision at the ballot box and look forward to continued discussion on this important subject! ... See MoreSee Less