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Toxic Sprawl: Pollution in the U.S.

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While government officials make agreements with corporations about how much toxic pollution is acceptable, some residents of polluted regions are saying “enough is enough.” On this program we take a look at the environmental and social impacts of polluting industries. We also examine how unregulated and unlimited suburban sprawl locates these industries in communities of color.

Featuring:

Jesse Graham, Maine People’s Alliance; Cathy Meilio, activist and resident of Stockton Springs, Maine; Richard Stander and Nancy Galland, members of the Penobscot Alliance for Mercury Elimination; David Pellow, assistant professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder; Jay Mendoza, director of the Health and Environmental Justice Project at the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition; Andrew Szasz, professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Maria Luisa Chavarin, resident of San Jose, California; Robert D. Bullard, editor of “Sprawl City: Race, Politics and Planning in Atlanta.”

For more information:

“Sprawl City: Race, Politics and Planning in Atlanta”
Environmental Justice Resource Center
Clark Atlanta University – Atlanta, Georgia

Maine People’s Alliance –┬áBangor, Maine

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

Natural Resources Defense Council

Environmental Media Services West (now Science Communication Network)

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