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Environmental Justice: Government Info: Non-Federal Resources: Organizations, Initiatives, Non-Profits

United States governmental resources regarding environmental justice and relevant environmental law

EJ is a socioeconomic phenomenon with a direct connection to historical institutionalized racism and classism that primarily affects low-income and communities of color that often reside in locations devoid of resources. These communities are disproportionately affected by pollution, toxic waste, industrial refuse and byproducts, and water and land insecurity, leading to public health, safety, and security issues. Often, these communities are in direct competition with governmental agencies that must balance economic considerations, regulations, and the political climate with ensuring health, safety, and equity across a diverse nation. Thus, EJ is often seen as a grassroots, community-driven effort in the face of governmental, legal, and industrial barriers.

National/International Community Organizations

Regional Orgs

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