Lisa Jackson will preach the environmental justice con Sunday at the Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
The Root reports:
On Sunday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will deliver a sermon at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. What do clean air and water have to do with issues that surrounded one of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement? A lot, according to Jackson. The Root talked to her about the effects of environmental injustice on minority communities, the EPA’s plan to make sure people of color aren’t forgotten and why you don’t have to love the great outdoors to care passionately about the ravages and real-life consequences of unchecked pollution…
As to Jackson’s reference to “Cancer Alley”, read “Did You Hear? Good News from Cancer Alley.