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Advocates protest Amazon air cargo hub coming to Newark Airport Advocates protest against the Amazon air cargo hub to open at Newark Liberty Airport in 2023. The protest was held at the in Newark on October 6 2021.
Protest over Amazon air cargo facility at Newark airport
MELISSA ROSE COOPER, CORRESPONDENT | OCTOBER 6, 2021 | ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Protestors say they fear the project will lead to dirtier air, more health issues in neighboring communities.
Dozens of residents, community leaders and environmental activists gathered in Newark Wednesday to protest a plan to place two Amazon air cargo facilities, each 250,000 square feet in size, at Newark airport. They said the deal with the Port Authority will lead to increased pollution and congestion.
The proposed facilities are expected to bring 1,000 jobs to the area but protestors say that doesn’t matter if the company isn’t taking care of its employees. Former workers have accused Amazon of mistreating staff. We contacted Amazon and the Port Authority for comment but have not yet had a response.
Labor orgs, environmentalists protest Amazon’s Newark airport plans
By: Daniel J. Munoz October 7, 2021 8:09 am
The e-commerce giant signed a 20-year lease intending to redevelop two aging buildings into a massive cargo facility, but some advocacy groups say the move could be harmful to the environment, and workers’ health and safety.