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Rep. Sylvestre Reyes (D-TX) & Rep. Bernie Sanders's (I-VT) argue on the House floor about Sanders's support for dumping nuclear waste into the backyard of low-income Hispanic families in Sierra Blanca. --> j.mp/2CWgSBj

That is #EnvironmentalRacism
FYI @mgranville1
@mgranville1 These arguments by Sanders don’t even make sense.

First, the Hispanic Member of Congress from that district opposed it. Real progressives would not do that to a majority-minority Hispanic community because it is the definition of environmental racism. (2)
@mgranville1 Second, Sanders’s argument was federalism??? Really?

He should look at an election map of Texas. Here is one from 2008.

The nuclear waste dump was to be placed in Sierra Blanca, a majority, low-income Hispanic community in the blue county in far West Texas on the map. (3)
@mgranville1 So, Texas was willing to take money to jam nuclear waste shipped in from Vermont into a poor Hispanic community along the border.

How is that fair? Texas Republicans were fine with sticking waste into a blue county in the midst of a sea of red.

That is discrimination. (4)
@mgranville1 Progressive champion, Sen. Paul Wellstone, stood up for our community. He called it what it was: “environmental racism.” —> dailykos.com/story/2016/4/1… (5)
@mgranville1 But worse, read this DailyKos piece from 2016! 🕵🏽‍♂️👇

Is this one of the reasons why Sanders won’t release his taxes? —> dailykos.com/story/2016/4/1… (6)
@mgranville1 Check out this from the progressive Texas Observer in 1998. 👇😳 (7)
@mgranville1 There is also this great piece from 2016...

Bernie Sanders' Nuclear Waste Votes Divide Texas Activists | @jslovegrove - Texas Tribune texastribune.org/2016/02/28/San… (8)
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