Center for Environmental and Climate Justice
- Seek to address environmental inequities at the local level and advocate for civil rights issues
- Develop a comprehensive and holistic agenda to reduce pollution
- Advance energy efficiency and clean energy
- Build disaster resilient infrastructure policies and practices
Historic Black community celebrates halting Hanover landfill development
HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A historic Black community finally has something to celebrate after years of development debates. Brown Grove is a historic Black community that has called Hanover County home since 1870. Since then, the community has been impacted by new...
UMD Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, & Health 2021 Symposium
The 7th UMD Symposium on Environmental Justice & Health Disparities (#UMDejsymposium2021) will convene numerous community members, nonprofit organizers, and researchers for an in-depth examination of ongoing environmental justice and health disparity issues...
WP 8/4/21: Why African American residents-turned-activists are trying to block a supermarket chain from building a warehouse in rural Virginia
Bay Journal 7/19/21: Mega-warehouses take toll on environment, localities
If you have ordered something online and been amazed when it arrives at your doorstep the next day, you can probably thank a super-sized warehouse.
Brown Grove Residents Speak Out Against Permit for Wegmans Distribution Center
Virginia Mercury 6/10/21: Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating water contaminants
"In Virginia, PFA contamination has been found in groundwater and private drinking water wells in and around Oceana Naval Base in Virginia Beach, the Town of Chincoteague’s drinking water supply the DuPont Spruance Plant in Richmond and elsewhere." ...
Virginia Mercury 6/10/21: New study estimates 485 Virginians died prematurely in 2016 as a result of transportation emissions
Brown Grove Press Conference Announcing Legal Appeal of Wegmans Distribution Center (video)
RTD Article 5/5/21: Hanover NAACP and Protect Hanover File Lawsuit in Wegmans Distribution Center Battle
https://richmond.com/news/local/were-just-tired-of-having-our-communities-destroyed-hanover-naacp-and-protect-hanover-file-lawsuit/article_8dc46b4f-6a6d-5cbe-842b-3edbe4b6e40d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share 'We're just tired of...
Hanover County NAACP Announces Legal Appeal of Wegmans Distribution Center in Brown Grove Community
HANOVER (April 13, 2021) – Hanover County NAACP will host a press conference at 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021 to announce a legal appeal of the recently issued permit to build a Wegmans Distribution Center, the size of the Pentagon, in the Brown Grove Community....
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