The Catholic Passionist community is calling attention to pollution on Louisville’s West End though an environmental justice tour. Several Louisvillians took the tour this afternoon. The trip was organized by the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center, and took participants on a tour of the power plants, chemical factories and waste disposal sites concentrated in west… Continue reading Environmental Justice Tour Calls Attention to Pollution in West Louisville
Tomorrow, residents of west and southwest Louisville will hold an environmental justice fair at Chickasaw Park. Dubbed “People Not Poisons,” the organizers are trying to call attention to the large concentration of chemical and power plants in their neighborhoods, which are mostly African-American or white working class. Michele Roberts will speak at the event. She’s… Continue reading Event Highlights Local Environmental Justice Concerns
Markets are up today, but one of the big worries this week has been about the exposure US banks have to European debt. How bad is Europe’s crisis and how much damage can it do to the American economy? We’ll try to get some answers. This weekend, citizens living near chemical and power plants in… Continue reading Today on Here and Now
Today on State of Affairs we heard a portion of Phillip M. Bailey’s interview with activist Attica Scott in response to last week’s explosion at Carbide Industries in the Rubbertown neighborhood.