SC Environmental Justice Advocation

Check out a lower Richland resident and National Sierra Club employee -as she advocates for SC rural residents -Virginia Sanders.

A South Carolina climate and environmental justice group is urging state leaders not to forget poor, disadvantaged communities when they decide how to spend an influx of federal dollars in coming months. The Rev. Leo Woodberry, who heads the New Alpha Community Development Corp., says communities with histories of poverty and environmental problems are in substantial need — and federal money approved under President Joe Biden’s administration can help. But there are many competing interests that he worries could siphon money away from those he says need it most.

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