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Bronx activists decry Fresh Direct’s impact on air quality

Since they got organized in 2012, South Bronx Unite has been fighting the proposed Fresh Direct relocation on multiple fronts: testifying at public hearings; protesting at the proposed location; lobbying elected officials and filing lawsuits. Late last year, they even took their claim of environmental racism all the way to the United Nations Climate Summit. But so far, their concerns are going mostly unanswered.

“It’s often difficult for communities who are perceived to have less power to fight these sorts of proposals,” says Mike Ewall, founder and director of the Energy Justice Network, which works with numerous groups around the country engaged in similar struggles.

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