SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Poor, Minority Neighborhoods Attract More Pollution
Examples have shown time and time again that low income and communities of color continue to suffer disproportionate impacts from dirty energy choices here in the Southeast. A new report titled Patterns of Pollution released by GreenLaw appears to confirm this trend. This report identifies eight types of air, water, and land pollution and compares them with demographic data for people living in a 14-county region in metro-Atlanta. To no surprise, research continues to find that low income and communities of color are more likely to live near and be disproportionately impacted by pollution than others.