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Why the Larger Climate Movement is Finally Embracing the Fight Against Environmental Racism

Why the Larger Climate Movement is Finally Embracing the Fight Against Environmental Racism

Jul 9, 2020

Fight for Environmental Justice

 

The 2019 fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery started with a simple failure: one leaky elbow pipe in a 1,400-acre facility covered with pipes, tanks and industrial towers. Within a few hours last June, enough gaseous propane had seeped into the air to ignite the facility into a fiery hellscape with an explosion hurling human-size pieces of industrial equipment into the air and shaking the ground miles away.

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