NCCU Panel Discussion on Environmental Justice

SCSJ staff attorney Chris Brook spoke November 8 at an NC Central panel discussion on environmental justice. Addressing the Central Law Black Law Student Association, Environmental Law Society, and Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Society, Brook generally outlined the origins of the environmental justice movement in Warren County, North Carolina. He also spoke of SCSJ’s recent successes in obtaining a benefits package for the New Hill community, which struggled against the placement of a sewage treatment plant in their community, as well as stopping Greensboro’s efforts to re-open the White Street Landfill in predominantly African-American Northeast Greensboro. “Too often environmental impacts are placed in communities of color,” said Brook. “This was a great opportunity to make the scope of these ongoing challenges known.”