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Environmental Justice Defined

"Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This goal will be achieved when everyone enjoys:

  • the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards, and
  • equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work."

United States Environmental Protection Agency. (March 2021) Environmental Justice.

The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24, Washington DC, drafted and adopted 17 principles of Environmental Justice. Since then, the Principles have served as a defining document for the growing grassroots movement for environmental justice.


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