SCSJ Speaks on Eminent Domain and Environmental Justice

SCSJ staff attorney Christopher Brook spoke at the Southern University Law Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty symposium “We’re Taking Your Property Expropriation and Property Rights” on March 17, 2011. Speaking on a panel entitled “Public Policy: Measuring the Impact of Eminent Domain,” Brook highlighted the connection between governmental uses of eminent domain authority to seize private property without consent and environmental justice challenges facing communities of color. Brook, whose practice areas at SCSJ include environmental justice, highlighted his work in the New Hill community’s fight against the siting of a sewage treatment plant and the Northeast Greensboro community’s fight against the expansion of the White Street landfill.