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Laying Tracks to Environmental Justice

By Debbie M. Chizewer

Rail yard expansions increase diesel pollution and threaten community health—and they are often located in poor communities of color. Environmental justice advocates in the Englewood community of Chicago and in San Bernardino and Long Beach, California, are for minimizing the pollution and consequent health problems of rail yard expansions. The advocates have negotiated, litigated, and filed administrative complaints under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

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