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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

The Latest On: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

April 4, 2017 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Community Group Alleges Civil Rights Violations by the City and Port of Oakland in Complaint to Federal Government

On behalf of the communities of West Oakland, the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project submits this Complaint regarding the City of Oakland’s pattern of neglect and systemic disregard for the health and wellbeing of West Oakland’s residents, as demonstrated by its continuous authorizations of expanded freight infrastructure activities at the Port of Oakland and the former Oakland Army Base while failing to ensure adequate health and safety protections for the surrounding community.

March 17, 2017 | In the News: ElObservador

Groups Ask Judge to Force EPA to Probe Discrimination

Suzanne Novak, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “They dismissed the complaint but they still did not do what they were supposed to, which was rule upon the issues raised in the complaint about the disparate environmental impacts it would have on this community of color.”

February 7, 2017 | In the News: Detroit News

Obama’s EPA Finds Bias In Flint Power Plant Case

Jonathan Smith, Attorney, Earthjustice: “This is actually the second time in history that we know of that EPA has issued preliminary findings of discrimination in response to one of these Title VI complaints. It’s sort of baffling why it would take 10 or 20 years to rule on a lot of these things.”

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