Do people who live in urban areas have access to clean air and parks?
Some areas of New York City do not have as many parks, bike paths or access to the water as others. People in these neighborhoods are often close to factories and roads but not recreational areas. In the Bronx, there are large highways used by trucks to transport goods across the country. These trucks give off fumes that cause Bronx residents to get asthma. Many people feel that the government should do more to build parks and open spaces in crowded city neighborhoods that have very few.
Why are environmental rights a civil rights issue?