Comments on: Faces of the Grassroots: Environmental Justice Video Contest http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/faces-of-the-grassroots-environmental-justice-video-contest/ The EPA Blog Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:19:52 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Shedeep http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/faces-of-the-grassroots-environmental-justice-video-contest/#comment-17695 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 09:37:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1349#comment-17695 our story makes me cries

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By: jonsmit http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/faces-of-the-grassroots-environmental-justice-video-contest/#comment-17694 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 07:42:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1349#comment-17694 Wow………………
what a nice Topic, And your title is also too cute.Such as I really like it, And hope that It may be liked by everyone.
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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/faces-of-the-grassroots-environmental-justice-video-contest/#comment-17693 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 00:22:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1349#comment-17693 We are going to be voting on a major water bond in the November statewide election here in California. It calls for two canals, a tunnel, and several large new dams. But dams are the most expensive and most inefficient means of handling water and there are major environmental issues with the canals. This comes at a time when large dams on rivers across the country are being taken down and the rivers made wild again. One major argument of the opposition to the water bond is the environmental justice issue. Communities with the most polluted water supplies in the state are those in poor and working class mostly minority areas and Native Americans living on Tribal lands. The bond measure has little or no money to address these issues. Another problem the bond issue does not look at is the diverting of clean water from the pooer areas of the state and moving it to higher income areas along the beach or in the foothills. Developers built high income housing along the coastline and in the foothills and told water agencies to lay lines from clean water sources to these developments so the developments would not be stranded. The result has been to create water quality inequity that should be but (in the bond measure) is not being addressed. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/faces-of-the-grassroots-environmental-justice-video-contest/#comment-17692 Sun, 07 Mar 2010 12:57:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1349#comment-17692 “Environmental Justice” is treated as a social question when it should be considered a question ecological balance. Who is doing justice to the planetary biosphere that supports 7 billion people and counting and is expected to go on safely absorbing their growing tons of waste and garbage forever? Those people are driven by their instinctive impulse to grow, but if they don’t start thinking very soon they will die from pollution-related diseases in continental and global pandemics. The question is: How many people can the Earth safely support?

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/faces-of-the-grassroots-environmental-justice-video-contest/#comment-17691 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 20:37:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1349#comment-17691 Your story makes me cries, what I see that my people, here, lived and suffered. many problem are rise: babies not milks, children not school, teenagers with drugs and alcohols, youngmen unemployee, trafficgirls, parents conflict, corruptions, elites conflict, etc. I believe our problems are not solving forever, without miracle. I am not willing to US or the others countries. I stay and cries with my people here forever. But I am proud to read your post and, right, your story is true. Your “communities” are models for the people of developing countries. Good luck !!!!!

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