This year, we laid the groundwork for our new initiative to bring Environmental Justice to our communities. It’s no secret that failures of environmental justice disproportionately affect the most vulnerable. Yet, with so many other pressing needs in play, this issue often receives comparatively little attention.
At OnePA, we know that those most heavily impacted are our people. Our communities live in flood-prone areas, downwind from major trash incinerators, and in proximity to shale gas fracking operations and radioactive landfills. Our children suffer from asthma, skin and eye irritation, and rare cancers. As our climate continues to change, our communities will bear the heaviest burden and suffer the harshest consequences.