Poverty and Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia

An article in the Dominion,"Race and Waste in Nova Scotia" outlines the struggle of a small black community in rural Nova Scotia to fight the opening of a second landfill in their area. The residents have argued that they have recieved no economic benefit from the first landfill in their community and a second landfill will just add to the poverty and health problems of the residents. The Save Lincolnville Campaign (Link removed - No longer exists) accuses the municipality of environmental racism, defined as: "The intentional situating of hazardous waste sites, landfills, incinerators and polluting industries in and around communities inhabited mainly by people of black descent and First Nations people, as well as the working poor."