Ronstance Pittman, President of NAACP Jackson County Branch, has played an instrumental role in opposing the injection of leachate (garbage juice) into the ground in her community. Pittman has been a vocally urging the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to deny the permit to the companies requesting permission, citing the negative impacts on communities of color and the Florida Aquifer.  Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors, echoed Pittman’s concerns about the impacts of such environmentally destructive practices on communities.