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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Latest On: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

February 3, 2016 | Blog Post

Coal Ash: A Civil Rights Issue

The EPA has a well-documented problem with allowing coal ash waste to pile up in low-income communities of color.

January 28, 2016 | Blog Post

EPA to Weaken Civil Rights Protections Under Obama

The EPA’s Office of Civil Rights is trying to weaken civil rights protections through a new proposal that will negatively impact communities that suffer environmental discrimination.

January 28, 2016 | In the News: The Nation

How the EPA Has Failed to Challenge Environmental Racism in Flint—and Beyond

“The single greatest determinant of where certain kinds of toxic sources are located, like hazardous waste facilities, is race, and yet [the EPA has] never once made a finding of discrimination, and they very rarely use any of the other tools at their disposal to push states or localities or private actors to change their behavior,” says Earthjustice attorney Marianne Engelman Lado.

January 26, 2016 | In the News: Truthout

Environmental Justice: What the Candidates Missed in Flint, Michigan - and the Rest of the Country

"[EPA regulators] are always on the defensive so that they are sort of paralyzed into inaction," Earthjustice attorney Marianne Engelman Lado told Truthout. "Which candidate is going to step up to the plate and say that, in addition to environmental laws, we have to have fairness in the distribution of toxic sources, and we will no longer allow this lawlessness of dumping on communities of color?"

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