In Virginia, Union Hill and racial tensions have put environmental justice back on the map

In 1991, a federal court in Virginia found that in King and Queen County, local landfill siting “had a disproportionate impact on black residents.” Three years later, a General Assembly-commissioned study concluded that statewide, minorities bore “a disproportionate share of any burdens or risks” related to living next to a landfill. They were unusual official … Continue reading In Virginia, Union Hill and racial tensions have put environmental justice back on the map