The history of the Greene Tract goes back to 1984 — when the land was first jointly purchased by the Town of Chapel Hill, the Town of Carrboro and Orange County, and in reality, much longer when you factor in its relation to the adjacent landfill built in 1972. Much has been said recently about the Greene Tract, including the active circulation of cynical and downright false information. I encourage everyone in the community to move beyond the misleading sound bites and learn about the long and deeply troubling history of the decisions made that led to locating a landfill in the Rogers Road community, the broken promises that followed, and the opportunity the Greene Tract offers for redress. Below are useful resources to help you get up to speed:
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