Stop polluting the Ironbound | Opinion

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By Maria Lopez-Nunez and Matt Smith Environmental justice advocates across the country are fighting to protect their communities from new fracking pipelines, polluting plastics factories and dirty power plants. We are united by a simple, urgent call: No more polluting facilities in our neighborhoods. A new environmental justice front opened this year in New Jersey when thePassaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) proposed building a new fracked gas power plant in the Ironbound section of Newark. For city residents already living next door to a massive trash incinerator, multiple fossil fuel pl…

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