Diesel Trucks are Causing Environmental Injustice Across US Cities

A new study provides more evidence that projects like the dirty energy inland port concentrate pollution in neighborhoods that are dominated by people of color and economically disadvantaged. This is the price that people on the West side will pay for the greed and callousness of corporations and politicians  here in Utah.

“Diesel trucks are causing environmental injustice across US cities. Using satellite data, researchers found that poor communities of color are highly exposed to toxic nitrogen dioxide pollution, largely due to diesel truck traffic.”

“There’s a whole racist history of freeway placement in that freeways didn’t end up where they ended up by accident,” Sally Pusede, an assistant professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia and senior author of the study.”  

Read more here.