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Majora Carter

From 2001 to 2008 Majora Carter was Executive Director of the non-profit she founded, Sustainable South Bronx. There she pioneered green-collar job training and placement systems in one of the[…]

The Bloomberg administration gave it a good shot, Carter says.

Question: How would you rate the Bloomberg administration on environmental issues?

Majora Carter: I think they gave it a good shot. I definitely have my concerns about Plan NYC. Specifically because it doesn’t really support the development of green jobs. It pays lip service to it.

But the fact that they seem more interested to build-- and especially, in affected areas, disadvantaged areas-- that they’re much more interested in building jails there, rather than the development of green jobs. Yeah, I’m a little concerned about it. And I think some of the things in it are just not going to happen, to be honest.