environmental justice

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

Unfortunately, the environment has been harmed by people who have acted thoughtlessly and without due consideration to all the relevant stakeholders. Identify one prominent example of environmental injustice in your home or regional area. Analyze the scope of the issue, the individuals or groups most impacted, and what if anything they have in common.

In your initial post, consider the following questions.

What groups are most negatively impacted by environmental injustice?

What is the role of social power, prestige, or political influence in these injustices?

Who should be held liable for environmental injustices?

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