Tell Congress: Pass the Environmental Justice for All Act

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Decades of policy choices rooted in racism by companies and government have left communities of color and Indigenous communities poisoned by unhealthy exposure to polluted air and water.

From the Houston Ship Channel to the Mississippi Delta to the Navajo reservation to the foothills of Appalachia, and so many places in between, these grave environmental injustices call for stronger legislation from the federal government.

The Environmental Justice for All Act is the type of bold legislation we need to right the wrongs of environmental racism. We must show Congress and the President that there is strong support for this important bill -- so take action today!

The Environmental Justice for All Act will:

  • Strengthen existing laws like the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that enable local communities to have a say in the large infrastructure projects that will be built in their backyards, from pipelines to chemical plants (something the Trump administration tried to gut in recent years)
  • Increase access to green spaces and the outdoors -- especially in communities of color and low-income neighborhoods -- for the health and well-being of all
  • Strengthen a part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that was gutted by the Supreme Court to allow those facing discrimination to seek legal reparations
  • And much more.

After over a year of input from environmental justice leaders across the country, Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) introduced the Environmental Justice for All Act in the House in February 2020. A few months later, Senators Booker (D-NJ), Harris (D-CA), and Duckworth (D-IL) introduced its companion bill in the Senate. The House Natural Resources Committee is marking up the bill today, July 27, 2022 so your representatives need to hear your voice. It's time these bills gain support from every representative who cares about ending environmental injustice. Use this form to send a message to your members of Congress today!

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Photo credit: Bryan Parras, mid-October 2020 toxic pollution plume near the majority Latinx Houston neighborhood of Manchester.