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Professor Faber and his students

On Sunday night, Demo­c­ratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated in Flint, Michigan, the city facing a dev­as­tating lead-​​contamination water crisis. The issue dom­i­nated the early part of the debate as the can­di­dates called for increased fed­eral resources and Gov. Rick Synder’s removal from office, and vowed not to forget about the city once its crisis fades from the national headlines.

On Tuesday, Michigan res­i­dents will head to the polls for their state’s primary.

With the debate in Flint, envi­ron­mental jus­tice is front and center in a pres­i­den­tial debate for the first time ever,” said Daniel Faber, pro­fessor of soci­ology and director of the North­eastern Envi­ron­mental Jus­tice Research Col­lab­o­ra­tive. He should know. Faber lit­er­ally wrote the book on it, Cap­i­tal­izing on Envi­ron­mental Injus­tice.

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Published On: March 8, 2016 | Tags: ,
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