The NDSP began collaborating with West Dallas 1, the coalition of neighborhood associations in West Dallas, in 2020. West Dallas is facing numerous zoning and land use pressures that impact the community including but not limited to: environmental justice, rapid high income housing developments, and lack of city services. The preliminary analysis that will inform the environmental justice issues in West Dallas is outlined below, and is a work in progress to be further developed with the community over the next year.
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Check out a brief history on West Dallas’ lead smelter and history of environmental justice in the community from 1934 – 2001, the more recent relocation of Argos Cement Plant in 2015, and the current fight to deny GAF Roof Shingle’s permit at the EPA.