Pipeline projects draw criticism for ‘environmental racism’

Bay Journal discusses how pipeline projects draw criticism for ‘environmental racism’. Residents of minority neighborhoods say they bear the brunt of risks from natural gas infrastructure.

Virginians calling in to the State Corporation Commission on May 12 pulled few punches: “environmental racism,” “sacrifice zone,” an “unfair and unjust project.”

Many struggled to get through, repeatedly dropped from the call-in queue for public comment by technical glitches.

But they kept calling back, hammering against a proposal to install yet more natural gas infrastructure in the state — 24 miles of 30-inch pipe, three compressor stations and two large gas plants.

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