Environmental Justice


Many of the most dangerous and pressing environmental hazards in the world today are highly localized. In a country where overwhelming residential segregation is a still a fact of day-to-day life, this inevitably means that these issues are also tied to race. It should come as no surprise to anyone to learn that most of those communities that are most frequently exposed to environmental hazards are communities of color. The resources in this section provide some principles of environmental justice and document several profound racial inequities in environmental quality. Examples of work in this area are also included.

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