Communities of color at higher risk for oil train explosions, report finds @ AL DIA NEWS

Communities of color and low-income communities in Philadelphia face live in areas with far greater risk for explosions and pollution due to oil trains, according to a new report published by ForestEthics, ACTION United and Penn Environment.

Using race and class data, the report, “Environmental Justice and train oil in Pennsylvania,” found that people of color and low-income individuals lived in the one-mile oil train evacuation zone in far greater numbers than their white counterparts.