Defending the Planet Episode 06: Environmental Justice
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Low-income communities and communities of color are more likely to live near contaminated land and to have greater exposure to air and water pollution that are harmful to health. Questions about equity and fairness have taken on new levels of complexity as we confront global climate change. It's clear that major action is needed to address environmental injustices and ensure that marginalized communities have input on governmental policies and decisions. What legal tools and strategies can be used to effectively advance environmental justice?
Olatunde C.A. Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, and environmental and community lawyer Ruth Santiago '83 J.D., '10 LL.M. join host Michael B. Gerrard to discuss policies and legal strategies to create a healthier and safer world for all people.
Administrative Law | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Energy and Utilities Law | Energy Policy | Environmental Law | Environmental Policy | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Gerrard, Michael B.; Johnson, Olatunde C.A.; and Santiago, Ruth, "Defending the Planet Episode 06: Environmental Justice" (2021). Defending the Planet. 7.