KUNC, a Colorado NPR affiliate, recently highlighted MEJ’s work. Listen to Executive Director Adam Buchholz discuss pollution disparities in Colorado and how cumulative impact mapping can shape environmental justice movements.
“We’re not telling a new story. Advocates have been talking about disparity in exposure to pollution for low-income communities and communities of color for decades. Part of the issue, at least at the state level, is that people haven’t done much about it otherwise our map wouldn’t show the pattern that it does… Our map provides a way to retell those stories in a way that policy-makers might be more willing and able to understand,” said Buchholz.
Listen to the full interview here, beginning at minute 6:30. This story originally aired on KUNC’s Colorado Edition.
Read additional coverage here:
Denver Gazette, “Report: Colorado’s low-income, non-white communities disproportionately exposed to pollution.”
Colorado Politics, “Report: Colorado’s low-income, non-white communities disproportionately exposed to pollution.”
From the Styx, “Mapping for Environmental Justice is here.”