In this episode of “Connect the Dots,” Rob Verchick interviews Leslie Fields, Director of Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships at the Sierra Club, and John Hughes, an attorney representing clients harmed by giant hog CAFOs in North Carolina, connecting the dots between environmental harm, social justice, noxious odors, and dangerous pollution. This episode was taped live at the Center for Progressive Reform's Regulation as Social Justice conference in June 2019. Listen, below, or return to the main Connect the Dots page.
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- John R. Hughes is an attorney licensed to practice law in North Carolina:
- Leslie G. Fields is the Sierra Club's Director of Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships
Related CPRBlog Posts
- News and Observer Op-ed: Bill Would Weaken Neighbors' Ability to Be Compensated in Hog Farm Lawsuits, by Sidney Shapiro and Vanessa Zboreak, April 5, 2017
- The Hill Op-Ed: As Hurricanes Expose Inequalities, Civil Courts May Be "Great Equalizer," by Martha T. McCluskey and Sidney Shapiro, October 18, 2018
- Joint Letter to Several Federal Agencies re HIMP in Hog-Processing. Letter to Departments of Labor and Agriculture, and OIRA re the use of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) in the Hog-Processing Industry, co-signed by CPR Policy Analyst Katherine Tracy, June 19, 2017.
- John R. Hughes’ Hog case.
- Letter to Several Federal Agencies re HIMP in Hog-Processing, June 19, 2017
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