Meet the Major Players in the Environmental Justice Movement
One of the most important movements in the US right now is the environmental justice movement, believed to have first started along the I5 in California’s Central Valley in the 1980s. Led primarily by African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders, the campaign focuses on one stark fact: that those who live and work in America’s most polluted neighborhoods are low-income individuals of color.
In 1992, then-president Bill Clinton appointed two environmental justice leaders. Since then, the movement has ballooned, and multiple grassroots environmental justice organizations have formed. Here’s just some you should know about.
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