TITLE

'The environment ... is where we live'

AUTHOR(S)
Shephard, Arla; Ring, Ray
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
High Country News;2/1/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the success and failure of the environmental justice movement by outlining the case of Mountain View, a community in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It mentions that the community has been affected by the massive pollution from industrial facilities including fuel oil burning in power plants, nitrates as a result of fertilizer runoff, and polluted water wells. According to environmental lawyer Lauro Silva, 78 percent of the people suffered hard breathing and 40 percent of the families are poor below the federal poverty line. It cites that the situation arose because the county government does not allow industrial facilities within the city limits. It also explores the work of the SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP), an environmental advocacy group.
ACCESSION #
48145342

 

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