Communities across the country sued the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to investigate their civil rights complaints for more than a decade. The complaints involve discrimination by the states in granting permits that subject already overburdened low-income communities of color to more big-polluting facilities. EPA accepted the complaints which are on permits for two gas-fired…
Order granting in part and denying in part plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment; and denying defendants’ rule 12 motion to dismiss and granting alternative motion for summary judgment as to the sixth claim for relief
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination on the basis of color, religion, national origin and gender. The text of the law is thematically organized into eleven sections, Title I to Title XI. Title VI is of particular significance. Find out why.
Desde California hasta Michigan, las comunidades de color de bajos recursos llevan años esperando que la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EEUU (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) tome una posición respecto al racismo medioambiental.
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.
Snapshot of civil rights complaints the EPA has failed to for a decade or more. The complaints involve discrimination by the states in granting permits that subject already overburdened low-income communities of color to more big-polluting facilities.