“Where we live, these warehouses are popping up like Starbucks.”

The People’s Collective for Environmental Justice’s Ivette Torres, regarding the increased number of retailer warehouses that are being built closer to residential areas that have experienced increased levels of pollution that can cause asthma, heart attacks and Parkinson’s disease due to delivery trucks’ diesel fuel. Amazon, one of the nation’s most prominent retailers, plans to expand its American warehouse square footage by 50 percent this year. (Ars Technica — May 11, 2021)
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