June 01, 2016

Environmental Justice

Over the past 50 years, the United States has made great strides in protecting the environment and public health while also ensuring fair treatment under the law. Environmental laws and regulations generally require increased scrutiny and consideration of environmental and health impacts in environmental decision making, while civil rights laws and regulations generally protect against intentional discrimination on the basis of protected classes. Environmental justice (EJ) is the intersection of these two areas, simultaneously advancing environmental and public health and civil rights through a combined lens, focusing on socioeconomic status along with race.

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