Green Space: Seeking environmental justice in the Bayview

Green Space: Seeking environmental justice in the Bayview

Today, as unhealthy wildfire smoke hung over San Francisco, residents and activists gathered at Bayview’s Martin Luther King Park to call on the mayor and Board of Supervisors to clean up Hunters Point Shipyard and reconsider approval of the India Basin Mixed-Use Project.

To “revitalize” the area, the project envisions an “urban village” with new homes and shops. But it also promises significant and unavoidable air quality impacts in an area already dealing with radioactive contamination from the shipyard, pollution from traffic, illegal dumping and unpermitted concrete plants and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

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