environmental justice - pollution

Will 2021 Be the Year for Environmental Justice Legislation?

There are many reasons to think so, especially at the state level where change is already happening. And given what President Biden has said about the central importance of environmental justice to his broader climate agenda, hope is growing that this is the year that vulnerable communities of color around the country will see concrete change.

“For decades, studies have shown that poorer neighborhoods with a higher percentage of Black, Indigenous and other people of color are more likely to be located near hazardous waste sites, suffer more frequently from polluted air and are hit hardest by climate change and Covid-19.

Now, after a year marked by fierce calls for racial justice and a pandemic that laid bare the country‚Äôs racial and socioeconomic disparities, many environmental activists and energy policy experts foresee 2021 as a breakout year for environmental justice legislation. “

READ MORE:
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15012021/environmental-justice-in-2021-legislation/


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