Calif. Case Tests Obama Position on Environmental Justice

Monday, February 01, 2010

EPA Region IX Administrator Jared Blumenfeld (blue shirt and blue jacket) addressing crowd, including Kettleman City mothers holding pictures of their infants (Amy Balkin, Greenaction)

The Environmental Protection Agency may begin an investigation into a series of facial birth defects among migrant farm workers in Kettleman City, California. If the EPA takes on the case, it will mark a sharp turn in the agency's attitude towards issues of environmental justice. 

Jeff Young, the host of Public Radio International's Living on Earth, helps us evaluate just how different President Obama's environmental policies are from his predecessors.

Guests:

Bradley Angel and Jeff Young

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [1]

Cecilia from coral gables, florida

bpa's: read a piece on bpa's in the wsj 10/30/2010, written by jennifer c. dooren "regulators turn cautious on bisphenol a", it might make your reporting a little less biased. thanx. c.

Feb. 01 2010 06:44 PM

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