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Fabio Donating Member (929 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-18-03 10:21 PM
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12. Environmental Racism
Edited on Thu Sep-18-03 10:24 PM by Fabio
like BLM said, is the term applied to the fact that uneven amounts of potential environmental hazard or emission sites are co-located within poorer socioeconomic areas, ie a disproportionate amount of SuperFund sites are located in poor neighborhoods. So are powerplants, btw.

I think it is a great term and I am happy that people have identified it as an important issue. The candidates who attended the League of Conservation Voters debate actually discussed the issue at length. And it was a hi level discussion -- not suprisingly, Sharpton, Braun and Kerry were all very insightful. Dean was good on lead issues, which is more of a children's health issue.

I went to the debate. I was very pleased at the fluency of the candidates in these areas. I tell you what, the thought of Joe Lieberman as nominee doesn't get me too excited, but he does know his stuff in the area of environmental protection and sustainability. I definately respect him for that, and he aint like Shrub. To me, intelligent environmental advocacy is one of two or three dedrock issues for the future of the Democratic Party.
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  -RFK, Jr. to endorse JFK this afternoon in NYC...from ABC's The Note... flpoljunkie  Sep-18-03 10:45 AM   #0 
  - What enviros  blm   Sep-18-03 10:50 AM   #1 
  - one reason i love kerry so much  JI7   Sep-18-03 10:53 AM   #2 
  - This endorsement is more impressive than the roll-call of Senate D's  PAMod   Sep-18-03 10:55 AM   #3 
  - that's why i like it  JI7   Sep-18-03 11:02 AM   #4 
     - He and Kerry both sounded the alarm on environmental racism, too.  blm   Sep-18-03 11:05 AM   #5 
        - What is enviromental racism? (nt)  TheDonkey   Sep-18-03 11:16 AM   #6 
           - Well, it's when corporations or federal or state govts.  blm   Sep-18-03 05:47 PM   #8 
           - Environmental Racism  Fabio   Sep-18-03 10:21 PM   #12 
           - Thanks for elaborating.  blm   Sep-19-03 09:25 AM   #17 
           - Thanks blm and Fabio! (nt)  TheDonkey   Sep-19-03 12:20 PM   #18 
              - Environmental Racism Got Me In (And Out) Of Politics  DrFunkenstein   Sep-19-03 01:20 PM   #20 
                 - Great testimonial.  blm   Sep-19-03 01:24 PM   #22 
                 - Iraq War  sandnsea   Sep-19-03 04:00 PM   #24 
  - And he's also endorsed Arnold.  hedda_foil   Sep-18-03 11:20 AM   #7 
  - Yeah.  Fabio   Sep-18-03 10:14 PM   #11 
  - But, RFK has done much for the poor  blm   Sep-18-03 10:24 PM   #13 
  - Gads, don't support family  sandnsea   Sep-18-03 11:22 PM   #16 
  - I find that hard to believe.  genius   Sep-19-03 01:04 PM   #19 
     - So Are Me And My Step-Family  DrFunkenstein   Sep-19-03 01:24 PM   #21 
  - Gotham City?  Jonte_1979   Sep-18-03 06:08 PM   #9 
  - heheh...  blm   Sep-18-03 09:37 PM   #10 
  - I was there too.  Fabio   Sep-18-03 11:11 PM   #14 
  - Which Campaign Has The Hottest Supporters?  DrFunkenstein   Sep-19-03 01:38 PM   #23 
  - Here's a link!!! I'm Thrilled!!!  sandnsea   Sep-18-03 11:21 PM   #15 

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