Leading from the Left

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Congratulations, Reverend Campbell

Rogers Rd activist, the Reverend Robert Campbell, has been invited to the White House to discuss environmental racism. Read the Chapel Hill Herald article here.

Rev. Campbell has toiled long and hard to bring attention to the plight of the historic Rogers Road neighbhorhood. This neighbhorhood, which borders the Orange County landfill, has been fighting the County Commissioners regarding the possible placement of a new solid waste facility in their neighborhood. Campbell has brought attention to the situation, sparking a community-wide dialog on environmental racism.

Four of the seven county commissioners voted earlier this fall to move ahead with consideration of a Waste Transfer Station in vicinity of the Rogers Road neighborhood. No final decision has been made. Perhaps national attention being paid to environmental racism in our community will sway opinion.

Again, congratulations Rev. Campbell. Good luck!