Know Your Environmental Justice History

Can you describe this country’s environmental justice policies, their history and significance?

Does Warren County ring a bell?  Or the landmark study, Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States?

If not, you're not alone. 

Environmental justice -- the right of all people to be treated fairly and equally when it comes to the development and enforcement of environmental laws and policies -- was a revolutionary concept when the civil rights movement began to take shape more than 30 years ago.  In many respects, the two movements are inseparately linked.

Check out the article on Triple Pundit to brush up on your history and find links to historical documents and current policies.