Environmental Justice for the Roxbury Safety Net
When Boston University proposed opening the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (Biolab) to research pathogens, such as anthrax and ebola, community members were concerned.
The nearby low-income community has been fighting for over 10 years to ensure that the lab is safe – with Anderson & Kreiger’s help. In 2006 and 2007, we secured a pronouncement from the Superior and Supreme Judicial Courts that the biolab’s impact review had been inadequate under MEPA. In 2011, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs partially denied BU’s request for a waiver under MEPA for dangerous research. Our work with Roxbury Safety Net continues.