Environmental Advocates File Civil Rights Complaint Against Chicago

The complaint stems from an agreement between the city and General Irons to move its metal recycling plant from Lincoln Park to the East Side.

Companies across the country say the pandemic is interfering with their ability to comply with laws that protect the public from pollution. The federal government is not keeping track of requests for regulatory leniency during the pandemic.
Companies across the country say the pandemic is interfering with their ability to comply with laws that protect the public from pollution. The federal government is not keeping track of requests for regulatory leniency during the pandemic.
Companies across the country say the pandemic is interfering with their ability to comply with laws that protect the public from pollution. The federal government is not keeping track of requests for regulatory leniency during the pandemic.
Companies across the country say the pandemic is interfering with their ability to comply with laws that protect the public from pollution. The federal government is not keeping track of requests for regulatory leniency during the pandemic.

Environmental Advocates File Civil Rights Complaint Against Chicago

The complaint stems from an agreement between the city and General Irons to move its metal recycling plant from Lincoln Park to the East Side.

Community groups on the Southeast Side say the city is violating fair housing laws by pushing industrial polluters from affluent neighborhoods to low-income communities of color.

Reset takes a closer look at the civil rights complaint filed against the city last week, and why local groups are accusing the Lightfoot administration of perpetuating environmental racism.

GUEST: Peggy Salazar, director of the Southeast Environmental Task Force