2 thoughts on “Seattle may finally get its environmental justice act together

  1. What Seattle really thinks about low income brown people living in highly polluted Georgetown and South Park will be shown in the not too distant future by its massive efforts to upzone and gentrify these neighborhoods, thereby displacing these folks. In in the fullness of time (the next century at the latest) massive sea level rise will swamp these neighborhoods, along with large areas of Ballard, Interbay, the Central Waterfront, Pioneer Square and SODO, causing a second wave of displacement of affluent white people.

    Seattle’s, King County’s and Patty Murray’s view that a little cleanup of the Duwamish goes a long way is documented here: https://www.invw.org/2014/11/19/the-last-days-of-the-old-1484/

    They are all cynical b*stards, eager to take photo-ops basking in a “green” spotlight, as long as polluting industries and developers can party on.

  2. Why not at least attempt to come up with an intelligent definition of sustainability. One that might enable an ability to see that the Duwamish area pollution is related to the industry that has surrounded it, and that all the waterways rapidly becoming similarly polluted.
    Sustainability: A sustainable population is one that can survive over the long term (thousands to tens of thousands of years) without either running out of resources or damaging its environmental niche (in our case the planet) in the process. This means that our numbers and level of activity must not generate more waste than natural processes can return to the biosphere, that the wastes we do generate do not harm the biosphere, and that most of the resources we use are either renewable through natural processes or are entirely recycled if they are not renewable. In addition a sustainable population must not grow past the point where those natural limits are breached. Using these criteria it is obvious that the current human population is not sustainable and articles like this have little understanding of the cause and effects of what is forming unsustainability.