Why we formed the Senate’s first Environmental Justice Caucus

As a series of trucks headed toward Warren County, North Carolina, a crowd of residents gathered together to lie down in the middle of the road.

It was September 1982, and as they got down onto the ground, a movement rose up.

The residents were protesting North Carolina’s decision to dump 6,000 truckloads of toxic soil into their poor, predominantly African-American community. They cried foul after officials brushed aside concerns that the toxic chemicals could bleed into…

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