How the USEPA and State Environmental Programs fail at protecting poor communities of color

Environmental Justice: As is the case with most buzzwords, the draw to the cause it represents can be both visceral and immediate, but the lasting impact is often shallow and short-lived. In all of its stated nobility of purpose, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Justice (EJ) initiative, which is designed to protect vulnerable communities from the dangers of environmental pollution, is failing.

The EPA and States have well-crafted EJ policies. Most describe plans and policies to actively assist, engage, and train poor communities of color in environmental decisions that affect their community. …

Matthew Ganz

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