A New Way to Look at Environmental Justice

For years, community activists, religious leaders and politicians have fought the construction of land fills in low income neighborhoods. To them, their presence has been a bane to the community that scares away businesses, lowers property values and pollutes the local environment. The reasons behind their protests are honorable and well founded. However, our country’s need to develop affordable, clean, alternative energy resources and the move toward “green” initiatives have begun to change the way we view problems and use resources.I would like to introduce a different and positive perspective that may change our perspective on landfills and the potential opportunities they hold for energy production and green jobs.