April 27, 2021

It is disheartening, to say the least, to sit down at the kitchen table with your first cup of coffee, scan the headlines of your morning paper, and see that one of your favorite places—and favorite views—overlooks a toxic waste dump. That was my experience this morning, and I am still trying to wrap my…

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Mrs. Penfire Writes a Letter

December 12, 2020

Back in October Mr. Penfire and I were both pretty astounded by a segment on the NBC News entitled “Black Americans in ‘Cancer Alley’ Disproportionately Exposed to Toxic Pollution.”  This story is all too familiar: A massive conglomerate is using its power and deep pockets to inflict severe damage on a poor community. The story…

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