31 Aug '17, 4pm

Double Jeopardy in #Houston | Union of Concerned Scientists

Double Jeopardy in #Houston | Union of Concerned Scientists

People who live near chemical facilities face serious risks—and these risks are not doled out equitably. If you are a person of color, or living in poverty, you are more likely to be affected by the hazards chemical facilities present, from the looming threat of catastrophic accidents to the slow-motion disaster of chronic exposure to toxic pollutants. This unequal distribution of harm underscores the importance of the environmental justice movement, which works to ensure that all people enjoy equally high levels of environmental protection. These are some of the key findings of Double Jeopardy in Houston, the product of a collaboration between UCS and t.e.ja.s. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services). The report finds compelling evidence that Houston-area communities with higher populations of color and higher poverty levels face higher risks from chemical acciden...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/center-science-and-democracy/connec...

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