Sunday, July 3

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Environmental Justice Delayed Has Been Justice Denied

Environmental Justice Delayed Has Been Justice Denied It has taken a very long time, but environmental justice has moved to the center of the environmental policy agenda. Here in New York City, the environmental justice movement spent decades fighting the siting of the North River sewage treatment plant in West Harlem. Having lost the siting battle, activists pushed to improve the treatment plant and reduce its environmental impact. They worked to design Riverbank State Park, a wonderful facility that sits on top of the plant. Percy Sutton and David Dinkins, and most of Harlem’s political establishment, fought the plant’s siting in Harlem. West Harlem Environ...