What Is Environmental Justice?
Environmental justice refers to the effort to ensure that people with lower incomes and BIPOC 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 with low incomes or largely BIPOC.
Clean water, clean air, and a safe environment are rights we all share.
Forty Years of Environmental Justice: Where is the Justice?
In May 2022, an article by CBF Vice President of Litigation Jon Mueller and Environmental Justice Staff Attorney Taylor Lilley was published in the Public Interest Law Review. "Forty Years of Environmental Justice: Where is the Justice?" examines the history of environmental justice (or EJ) primarily through the lens of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the White House, and evaluates the progress made in terms of regulations and permitting. It also examines recent administrative and judicial decisions addressing EJ claims and, in conclusion, provides recommendations for ways in which EJ issues can be better presented and addressed. Read the article
Here are a few of the ways CBF is working to ensure that everyone has equal access to clean water, clean air, and a safe environment.
Pennsylvania's Wins, Whiffs, and Wishes for 2020 and Beyond!
December 29, 2020
While enduring an unprecedented year of restrictions and challenges brought on by COVID-19, CBF staff and volunteers in Pennsylvania were able persevere during the pandemic and have a productive 2020. In the Keystone State, field work was significantly reduced and staff successes came from working virtually and at home.
Transforming Hopewell: From Chemical Spills to Community Trees
November 11, 2020
A small Virginia city is planting trees—and hope—for the future.
Environmental Justice: Equal Footing in All Decision-Making
October 23, 2020
To truly achieve environmental justice in the Bay watershed, the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council, as well as the governments and institutions it represents, must address the barriers to meaningful participation that communities continue to face.
Bringing Clean Water to All in Baltimore
October 22, 2020
Trees and civic engagement are two things we need to ensure clean water for all, according to CBF Student Leader Kaitlyn Leitherer.
New Courses Aim to Help Teachers Inspire Environmental, Social Justice Advocacy in Students
July 15, 2020
As part of our Chesapeake Classrooms professional learning program, we're offering a timely new course for teachers focused on the intersection of two of the most important issues we face today—protecting the environment and advancing social justice.
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