What do you call a public agency with an $8 billion annual budget that poisons and sickens thousands of its neighbors?
How about “Failure”?
That’s exactly what the influential New Jersey news site NJ.com called the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in an editorial yesterday.
“In short, the trucks and barges around the busiest container terminal in the East are poisoning children and ruining lives by spitting emissions that have been linked to everything from heart disease to developmental defects, and the $8 billion agency that can reverse this trend is doing as little as possible.”
Learn more by reading Newark kids choking on Port Authority’s diesel exhaust, and watching the excellent NJTV video below, with includes interviews with Moving Forward Network participant Dr. Ana Baptista, and National Environmental Justice Advisory Council member Dr. Nicky Sheats.