Non-public Civil Rights Fits Not Sufficient For Enviro Justice

Law360 (Jan. 4, 2021, 5:39 p.m. EST) – The environmental justice movement has been around for a long time, but is now receiving additional attention due to the evolving socio-political climate in the United States. Growing awareness of the effects of climate change – and how these effects disproportionately affect low-income and minority communities – has given environmental groups the impetus to assert more and more environmental claims.

In addition, the coronavirus pandemic has had a more severe impact on minority populations, indicating the higher incidence of asthma and other lung-related diseases in these groups and the importance of protecting vulnerable communities.

Environmental justice maintains …

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