15.12.14

PANAMAX PORTS EXPAND, WOMEN, MINORITIES HARDEST HIT.

I don't make this stuff up.  I just link to it.
Things are about to get a whole lot busier, thanks to a plan to widen the Panama Canal – a project that’s slated to be completed sometime in 2016, and that would result in additional traffic into and out of Newark’s port. But environmental groups and concerned citizens in New Jersey, the location of one of several ports around the country preparing for the expansion, are ringing the alarm bells, arguing it will result in additional and significant traffic and air pollution, negatively impacting surrounding communities in lower income and minority neighborhoods.
Nowhere in the article do we read the perspective of local residents who operate container cranes, or drive trucks, or might hold stop-signs for the road builders.  One of the protestors manages concessions at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, a venue that's probably lousy with exhaust fumes on game days.

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