Chelsea Transportation Collaborative and Staci Rubin, CommonWealth Magazine
May 28, 2020
This article from CommonWealth Magazine focuses on environmental justice issues in Chelsea and East Boston, specifically highlighting transit inequities. Chelsea and East Boston house road salt, heating fuel, and jet fuel production facilities, exposing its residents to disproportionate amounts of air pollution and health risks. These disparities have been exacerbated by the area’s high rate of COVID-19 infections.
For decades, our residents have shouldered a disproportionate share of health and environmental burdens. It is time for public officials to recognize and respond to this inequity. It is time to give respect to environmental justice communities by providing true transit justice.
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