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What Is Environmental Justice?

Environmental justice is a movement that tries to prevent discrimination of certain communities in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. Everyone benefits from a cleaner environment; however, certain communities shoulder the burden of its costs much more than other groups of people. Environmental justice seeks to empower these communities to publicly participate in the administration process of environmental laws.

What Are Real World Examples of Environmental Justice Actions?

Environmental justice is often portrayed as an environmental "civil rights movement." The environmental justice movement tackles many different issues, such as:

What Should I Do If I Am a Victim of Environmental Injustice?

If you believe that your community is suffering from environmental injustice, contact an environmental attorney to learn more about possible legal remedies. Environmental justice lawyers often will fight good causes for free. Even if you don't want to start a lawsuit, an environmental justice attorney can inform you of other options.

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Last Modified: 08-13-2014 11:51 AM PDT

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