Saturday, February 10, 2018

Rahm Emanuel's Commitment to Lowering Emissions Falls Short of Addressing Pollution Hotspots Across the City of Chicago.

LVEJO: "LITTLE VILLAGE, CHICAGO, IL – Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with various municipal leaders from across the Country, Canada and Mexico are gathering to articulate commitments to the Paris Agreement. Although this is a great step in the right direction, environmental justice communities suffer first hand the consequences of climate change therefore should have a say in the direct demands and actions needed to make our communities healthy and safe. The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) along with community members and allies such as Moms Clean Air Force, Blacks in Green, Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke and others, will come together to give testimony on the hardships and health harms that have affected our communities due to the industrial legacy in our backyards. We hope to shine light and bring policies and regulation that are inclusive of environment and health to our industrial corridors which currently do not protect us."

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