Brownfields and Environmental Justice in New Jersey

I do not have to go as far as the mountains of West Virginia or shale country in Pennsylvania to see environmental classism.  Back home in New Jersey, after it rains, all of the lower areas that are quick to flood out are all inhabited by low income and often minority communities.  The rich, white [...]

Brownfield Redevelopment — A Win-Win for the Economy and the Environment

Hydrocarbon spillages, solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, tributyltins, and asbestos.  These are all typical pollutants found on Brownfield sites, an abandoned or underused industrial and commercial facility available for redevelopment, often times contaminated by the agents above. The EPA highlights success stories from 16 states across the nation, but perhaps the most well-known area in the [...]