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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

The Latest On: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

September 4, 2014 | Case

Petitioning EPA on Civil Rights Violations

A decade-long struggle with North Carolina over public health shifts to the EPA, as community groups state lax oversight of hog operations violates civil rights.

September 1, 2014 | Feature

Ashes: A Community's Toxic Inheritance

An Alabama community inherited the worst coal ash spill in U.S. history—four million cubic yards of toxic ash. This is the story of how residents of Uniontown are fighting back.

August 19, 2014 | Article

Uniontown Prepares to Demand Justice

Residents of Uniontown, Alabama prepare for EPA visit to investigate the complaint filed by many of its citizens under the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

March 10, 2014 | Case

Defending Uniontown, AL from Toxic Coal Ash

Earthjustice is representing six Alabama residents in a civil rights complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits recipients of federal funds, including state agencies, from taking actions or implementing policies that have unjustified disproportionate adverse effect on the basis of race.

March 6, 2014 | Feature

A Toxic Inheritance

The nation’s worst coal ash spill was scooped up from a prosperous community and dumped across state lines into the lives of a low-income community. But Alabama's Perry County is fighting back.

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