Options to Mitigate Disproportionate Community Environmental Impacts in Environmental Justice Communities

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Fair treatment means no racial ethnic, or socio-economic group should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations, or from the execution of federal, state, local or tribal programs and policies.6 PERCEPTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS: Social movements can profoundly influence what people believe to be right and wrong, true and false. In order to decrease environmental injustice in communities, there is a need for the following: (1) involvement of community leadership in the environmental planning process; (2) increase public environmental awareness through environmental education programs; (3) next generation regulatory approaches should be encouraged by the community; (4) the community should play an assertive role in facilitating partnerships between the business community, academia and the regulators; (5) communities should become more involved in the legislative process by educating and informing elected officials about their situation; (6) community revitalization efforts should be carefully evaluated with land use plans to ensure that LULUs are not placed within remedial areas of their community.


Climate, Environmental Justice


Political Science


National Association of African American Studies