"Folks always say what is environmental justice? What is environmental racism? Here it is. This is a prime example of it. The state is dumping contaminated material next to low-income communities and communities of color,” said Rosanne Bongiovanni, the executive director of GreenRoots, a Chelsea-based environmental justice advocacy organization.
"Our goal is for Boston to be a proving ground joining with communities across the state that are really transforming what's possible for residents by taking down barriers to access, making buses more reliable, more affordable, and more accessible for all," said Mayor Wu at a press event at the Jackson Square Orange Line station on Tuesday morning.