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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, DENIED INVESTIGATIVE SERIES UPDATE: EPA plans more aggreessive civil-rights reviews; Stung by criticism that it doesn’t properly investigate discrimination claims, the agency promise reforms

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THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY EPA plans more aggressive civil-rights reviews Stung by criticism that it doesn’t properly investigate discrimination claims, the agency promises reforms By Kristen Lombardi 7 hours, 13 minutes ago Updated: 2 hours, 51 minutes ago A truck drives toward a dumping area at the Arrowhead Landfill in Uniontown, Alabama. John Brecher/NBC News The Environmental […]

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THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION: Environmental racism exists, and the EPA is one reason why

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THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION Environmental Justice, Denied The foisting of pollution on minority communities in America is racism, albeit a subtler type than has been in the news. With the launch of “Environmental Justice, Denied,” the Center for Public Integrity examines the siting of malodorous dumps and sewage plants near the homes of […]

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EXIDE UPDATE: L.A’s toxic waste from Exide’s lead smelter mirrors environmental scandal in Black and minority communities across the U.S.

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ATLANTA BLACKSTAR L.A.’s Toxic Waste Outrage Mirrors Environmental Scandal in Black Communities Across the Country April 18, 2015 | Posted by Curtis Bunn An astonishing 91 percent of residents located within two miles of Los Angeles’ largest toxic waste area are African-American, meaning the pollutants that can cause cancer, heart and lung disease, asthma and other serious […]

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EXIDE VERNON UPDATE: Vernon-area residents accuse DTSC of Environmental Racism because of agency’s ongoing, knowing failure to permit Exide lead smelter, its ongoing failure to fulfill its responsibility to oversee and enforce long-time-on-the-books regulations to protect neighborhoods and health, and failure to keep Exide from continuously violating hazardous waste laws and more (just check out recent postings below)

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EGPNEWS.COM DTSC Accused of ‘Environmental Racism’ By EGP Staff Report Hundreds of people took to the streets of Vernon last week to call for the closure of Exide Techonologoes, an embattled lead-acid battery recycler in the city. “Stand by our side, shut down Exide,” chanted residents and environmental activists from Boyle Heights, Maywood and Huntington […]

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