Environmental justice refers to the effort to ensure that low-income or minority communities aren’t disproportionately harmed by pollution and other environmental threats. There’s a long history of undesirable facilities (think landfills, trash incinerators, or coal plants) being built where people have the least power—all too often communities that are low-income or largely minority.
Clean water, clean air, and a safe environment are rights we all share.
Here are just a few of the ways CBF is working to ensure that everyone has equal access to clean water, clean air, and a safe environment.
Around the Watershed
With CBF's help, residents in low-income sections of three southcentral Pennsylvania cities continued to make the most of opportunities to improve local water quality, reduce flooding, and beautify their neighborhoods.
Washington, D.C.'s "Long Term Control Plan" modification proposal would increase green infrastructure.
January 15, 2020
A major court win last week for the people of Union Hill could help move the needle in the right direction for Virginia to meaningfully apply environmental justice.
November 6, 2019
Last week, CBF challenged a key permit for a proposed natural gas-burning compressor station in court, defending the right of people in the historic African-American community of Union Hill to continue to breathe clean air.
October 29, 2019
CBF's Litigation Department may not be the largest division within the organization, but it has earned a nationwide reputation for taking on the intractable issues which impede the effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and ensure a pollution-free environment for every community in the watershed.
|Items 1 - 3 of 5||1||2||Next|