Eight years after 9/11, Kimberly Flynn remains at the front of an environmental justice movement facing dwindling funds and shrinking ranks. She won't rest until Congress and the President "take responsibility for this continuing public health disaster." [...more]
East Harlem—Signs of life are appearing at the once dusty construction site in the heart of East Harlem. Inside, cubicle desks and water fountains are in place awaiting staff. After a two-year delay, the East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence—a free educational and referral facility—is scheduled to open in a few [...] [...more]
Now that Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been reelected, environmentalists in her Greenwich Village district will watch to see whether she delivers on her latest promises to enforce new laws against idling cars, trucks and buses.
Pollutants spewed by idling cars can cause asthma, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. The respiratory condition is a particular [...] [...more]