Environmental Justice Committee
- 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
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
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.
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
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 (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....
Hanover County NAACP Condemns the Decision of the Virginia State Water Control Board to Allow a Permit for Wegman’s Distribution Center in Brown Grove Community
HANOVER (March 1, 2021) – Hanover County NAACP President Patricia Hunter-Jordan issued the following statement in response to the State Water Control Board’s decision to allow a permit for Wegman’s to build in Brown Grove: “Despite an overabundance of evidence...
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