Activists say the effort launched without a critical component: the input of Minneapolis’ minority and low-income communities.
Chelsea residents are demanding a greater say in the pollution-generating projects that are developed in their city.
“Geography is about the relationship between humans and the environment,” says Middlebury College fellow Carolyn Finney.
Little Village community leaders want the site developer’s permits revoked and new oversight powers from the city.
Low-income populations and people of color were largely left out of Massachusetts’ biotechnology and cannabis booms.