CHASE statement on judge’s ruling to halt harmful operations at Metro Green site
ATLANTA — Yesterday a judge in the DeKalb County Superior Court issued a decision clarifying that Metro Green Recycling is prohibited from stockpiling and crushing concrete at its Stonecrest facility while litigation is pending. The solid waste handling facility is situated in the backyards of thousands of Black neighbors.
After the ruling, Renee Cail, president of Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment released the following statement:
“We are thrilled that the DeKalb County Superior Court clarified the injunction to halt the crushing of concrete in addition to handling solid waste at the Metro Green site until the Court issues a final ruling. Halting the project now is both fair and necessary to prevent Metro Green from harming its neighbors in south DeKalb and Stonecrest with burdensome noise, traffic, dust, and emotional distress.”
About Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment: Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment (CHASE) works to diminish the unequal distribution of environmental quality between individuals and groups who are negatively impacted by exposure to environmental risks and hazards and ecological disasters with a distinct focus on environmental justice, mobilization and protest. CHASE is a local chapter of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL), a regional, community-based, non-profit environmental organization focused on earth stewardship, environmental democracy, social justice, and community empowerment. www.bredl.org