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October 30, 2015 | Feature

Righting Civil Wrongs

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the few enforceable civil rights laws that cover environmental actions. And from California to Michigan, low-income communities of color have been waiting years for the EPA to take a stand against environmental racism.

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.

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