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Aug 18, 2014

Op-Ed by Evelyn Foxx: Environmental racism threatens Plum Creek plan

Today in Alachua County, the specter of a new variant of environmental racism is raising its ugly head and threatening to destroy the first real prospect in more than half a century of substantial economic development in and near minority and low-income communities of eastern Alachua County: the proposed Plum Creek project.

“What will you do about it?” Support Plum Creek's Envision Alachua project and end the shadowy practice of limiting economic development for minority and low-income communities through “reverse environmental racism.”

The NAACP does not endorse candidates, however we do endorse and support issues that are important to our community. We therefore support Plum Creek's Envision Alachua. This is a unique opportunity for our community, one that we do not want to pass us by — again., The Gainesville Sun, August 18, 2014. (Read entire article)

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