Low-income populations and people of color were largely left out of Massachusetts’ biotechnology and cannabis booms.
The proposal would put Virginia on the right side of history while positioning the state be a climate and clean economy leader, write Maggie Clark and Rachel Smucker of the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Little Village residents worry pollution from truck traffic will be more harmful to the neighborhood than coal emissions.
Members of the state’s Advisory Council for Environmental Justice expressed optimism as they began work this month.
A state incentive program isn’t reaching customers in low-income areas, and groups say proposed changes aren’t enough.