Alexis Andiman, Attorney, Sustainable Food & Farming Program, Earthjustice: "Title VI connects to health and the environment because many state agencies receive money from EPA and Title VI prevents those agencies from accepting that money and also authorizing pollution that has an unjustified unequal impact."
The Latest On: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
Erin Gaines, Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program, Earthjustice: “The really important thing is that it’s about whether there’s a disparate impact. They may also be talking about intentional discrimination, but you don’t need intentional discrimination to violate Title VI in an administrative complaint. You need a disparate impact.”
Michelle Ghafar, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The EPA folks, the D.C. folks, they don’t really know what is happening on the ground here in West Oakland with the state of the air quality and diesel pollution.”