Tonight, as Climate Week gets underway in NYC, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is pushing a new bill in Washington aimed at eliminating pollution that has disproportionately harmed communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities over generations. We take a look at the climate and racial justice movement in New York with WE ACT For Environmental Justice co-founder Peggy Shepard. As part of our Chasing the Dream initiative on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America, the environmental justice pioneer discusses the program’s efforts to protect communities disproportionately impacted by pollution.
Aired on September 23, 2020.
Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.