Monday, June 01, 2009

"Enviro Justice" a Goal of Obama EPA

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Lisa P. Jackson, the woman chosen by President Barack Obama to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), told attendees at a conference on environmental justice that minorities and low-income people are the victims of pollution by U.S. companies and businesses.

“There are too many places in this country where pollution and environmental degradation fall disproportionately on low-income and minority communities,” Jackson said via video at the third annual State of the Environmental Justice in America 2009 conference in Arlington, Va., on Friday.

“People have fallen ill with diseases like asthma and cancer. Businesses won’t set up shop in those neighborhoods, and good jobs are hard to find,” she said.

Sure. OK.

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