Environmental racism in the US - black communities fight for justice
Ross, Heather Kathrynhttp://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2986131/environmental_racism_in_the_us_black_communities_fight_for_justice.html
Date Written: 11/11/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18153
Landfill sites, giant hog farms, incinerators and other 'bad neighbor' industries in the US tend to be situated in African American communities. The Environmental Protection Agency is legally obliged to prevent 'environmental racism', but from California to Michigan, low-income communities of color have been waiting years for it to take a stand. Now, backed by Earthjustice, they are forcing the issue - in the courts.