Source: Chicago Tribune
A contingent of Black farmers from rural Pembroke Township gathered with supporters Tuesday in Chicago to protest a proposed Nicor plan to construct a gas pipeline through the heart of their underserved community near Kankakee.
Members of the Black Farmers of Pembroke and the Pembroke Environmental Justice Coalition called on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to halt a proposed gas pipeline project they said threatens to destroy their community’s long history of farming and conservation that dates back to the 19th century.
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