The proposed emergency power plants now generating bitter disputes throughout the city would spew tons of toxic chemicals and soot directly into the poorest of neighborhoods, as the state itself acknowledged last week. That pollution from these turbines will drive up already high asthma rates in these neighborhoods might seem obvious. but as community activists are learning, tracing symptoms to the proposed generatorsor any single environmental problemis a frustratingly... More >>>
By photo: Jay Muhlin
Bronx activist Yolanda Garcia blames her sons asthma death on pollution.