Community Coalition Demands Minority Input on Superfund Cleanup


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Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:00am
Community Coalition Demands Minority Input on Superfund Cleanup
The Portland Harbor community coalition led by Groudworks, a local agency working for environmental social justice delivered a letter to the city government today. 
The Coalition wants more effort on the city’s part to include marginalized communities when they write their formal statement on the EPA’s upcoming decision about the Willamette Harbor Superfund site. 
They also want the city to pay these community organizers to spread the word about the project and comment period.
Other Agencies signing on to the letter were the Portland chapter of the American Indian Movement, Right to Survive, Lideres Verdes, APANO and others. 
The letter addresses issues around transparency on the part of the city when dealing with communities living on the river.
KBOO reporter Kristin Yount spoke to Edward Hill of Groundworks Portland. 

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