Algae termed environmental justice issue

Trump plan called ‘travesty’

by Tom Henry

Much like the high-profile contamination of lead pipes in Flint, Mich., officials must recognize that many central city residents are disproportionately affected by anything from asbestos to western Lake Erie algae, Keith Jordan, development director for JLJ Vision Outreach, said Wednesday along the Maumee River shoreline while joining others at a news conference inside Side Cut Metropark.

“Urban residents are often most vulnerable. They also represent the communities that will be hit hardest by climate change and algal blooms, placing them on the front lines of the scramble to adapt and mitigate its impacts,” Mr. Jordan said. “Ohio lawmakers must take immediate action to ensure the health and safety of area residents.”

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