"This bill will rightly confront the environmental injustices plaguing communities of Color and neighborhoods our leaders have treated as national sacrifice zones.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act will invest $100 billion dollars in cleaning up pollution affecting low-income communities, communities of Color and Indigenous communities.
“We need solutions as big as the problems we face — and this bill will rightly confront the environmental injustices plaguing communities of Color and neighborhoods our leaders have treated as national sacrifice zones,” said Mustafa Santiago Ali, vice president of environmental justice, climate, and community revitalization. “The Senate should swiftly take up this landmark legislation, which will create good paying jobs while addressing systemic racism and historic injustices nationwide.”
The Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act would:
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