Call for env justice/racism legislation
Call for environmental justice legislation: Recent threats to environmental protection will have an
especially severe impact on people of color and low-income communities, who are disproportionately exposed to environmental health burdens – many of which have roots in intentionally discriminatory land use and housing policies, including residential segregation. PRRAC’s Law and Policy interns, Jennifer Bisgaier and Jennifer Pollan, have compiled a Research & Advocacy Guide that argues for an affirmative new vision of environmental justice protections, supported by an annotated bibliography of sources that describe the scope of environmental racism, its link to housing segregation, and theinadequacy of current protections to keep all of us healthy and safe, regardless of race or income. Read “The Call for Environmental Justice Legislation” here.