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How We Got Here: Climate Injustice in the Bay Area

Connie MalloyConnie Galambos Malloy, Director of Programs, Urban Habitat Low-income communities and communities of color have always been disproportionately impacted by pollution, but much of the inequities we see today have been significantly perpetuated by land-use decisions and transportation investments made over the past 50 years.  "How We Got Here: Climate Injustice in the Bay Area," an interview with Connie Galambos Malloy, aims to provide some historical context as to how such decisions have helped perpetuate the inequitable distribution of pollution in the nine-county Bay Area region, the inequitable impacts it has had on low-income communities and communities of color, and, more importantly, how despite our best intentions and efforts, the climate policies and efforts we’re pursuing today will be limited in success if we do not address the systemic racial and economic factors that drive pollution throughout the region.