Not in My Backyard

The news from Jena, LA lately has started me thinking again about the inequality often hidden in environmental issues. Environmental justice has been a concern of activists for a long time, and it might even be coming to light soon at a national level (if Clinton’s environmental justice bill gets off the ground). But the reality is that environmental concerns have rarely been recognized as an equality issue, except insofar as they are seen as the sole territory of those rich enough to care about them.

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