Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Environment

City Councilors Michelle Wu (at podium) and Ed Flynn (behind, to the right) stand with social justice advocates at the Josiah Quincy Upper School in Chinatown at a press conference on the disparate impacts of air pollution to communities of color on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Study: People of Color Suffer Higher Health Risks From Highway Pollution

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Thanks to decades of planning decisions that routed highways through Asian, black and Latinx neighborhoods, and a lack of affordable housing in transit-accessible locations, air pollution from tailpipes is significantly more likely to harm communities of color across Massachusetts, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists. In the new report, Inequitable […]