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Environmental Justice Should Not Be an Either/Or Proposition

By Matthew Chapman

Part One — K And E Shout In My Face

I thought I might get punched yesterday at a heavily attended and contentious city council meeting to discuss New York City’s environment, specifically as it is affected by New York City garbage. The meeting was so heavily attended, hundreds of people had to wait hours in the cold outside the building to eventually get in to testify.

This could have happened anywhere because most big cities are struggling with this problem, some more successfully than others…

A garbage site is being built about a mile from where I live in Yorkville in …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green