Editorial: Laud N.J. effort to put polluters in their place

new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

SOUTH JERSEY TIMES – The old slogan about real estate value and “location, location, location” means that when choosing a home or retail business spot, the most desirable address is the one with the nicest houses, the highest family incomes and the most robust traffic patterns.

But, one group of real-estate buyers actively rejects the best neighborhoods they can afford, avoiding the most costly houses, the most mobile populations and the richest residents. It’s that small group of polluting industries that know that low-income communities won’t complain effectively about fouled air and water, and can’t afford the pricey lawyers needed to fight planning/zoning approval of their operations …

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