DC, 14.11.2012

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE LAWSUIT TO STOP POLLUTING BUS LOT GOES TO COURT TUESDAY On Tuesday, November 13th a hearing will commence in the case of Vaughn Bennett et al vs. Mayor Vincent Gray and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), DC’s most significant Environmental Justice case in recent years. In a David and Goliath story, the tiny Ivy City community, a low-income African American neighborhood settled originally just after Emancipation, has filed suit against the Mayor and USRC to halt plans to divert hundreds of polluting charter buses into their community for the next 10 years while Union Station undergoes a billion dollar redevelopment. Beginning at 12:30 PM Ivy City residents and their supporters will rally in front of the Carl Moultrie Court House (500 Indiana Ave, NW). The hearing will take place at 2:00 PM in room 415. Video of rally before court hearing

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