Exploring the history of environmental justice to support anti-racism

Read the full story at Upstream.

The Environmental Justice Movement (or EJ, as it’s referred to) addresses a statistical fact: people who live, work and play in America’s most polluted environments are commonly people of color and the poor.

Environmental justice advocates have shown that this is not by accident: these communities are routinely targeted to host facilities – like landfills, dirty industrial plants, or truck depots – that have vast negative environmental impacts. 

Communities have battled against such environmental racism for decades.

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