"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.
At a press conference next to a highway overpass in Worcester on Wednesday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that his administration had filed a $9.7 billion transportation bond bill for the legislature’s consideration. The bill would include billions of dollars in funding to help Massachusetts leverage increased federal funds from the recently-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. […]