Bloomberg Law
Feb. 18, 2022, 8:43 PMUpdated: Feb. 18, 2022, 10:22 PM

Chicago Nixes Project at Center of Environmental Equity Push (1)

Jennifer Hijazi
Jennifer Hijazi

Chicago won’t let a metal shredder go up in a community overburdened with industrial pollution, ending a years-long environmental justice fight between residents and a recycling company.

The Chicago Department of Public Health on Friday denied permits for Reserve Management Group’s Southside Recycling Project, set to go up in an area on the city’s Southeast Side.

Community members led a three-year campaign to stop the plant, petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to investigate the permit, which would have allowed the plant to go up in a predominately Latino neighborhood surrounded ...

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