WASHINGTON, D.C. –– U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act will make $230 billion in historic investments in righting generational environmental injustices, cleaning up pollution disproportionately impacting frontline and fence-line communities, and helping people and wildlife alike thrive.
“For generations our country has treated Black, Indigenous, Lantinx, other disenfranchised and disadvantaged communities as national sacrifice zones. Senator Booker’s historic bill rightly invests in confronting the environmental injustices plaguing frontline communities,” said Mustafa Santiago Ali, vice president of environmental justice, climate, and community revitalization. “The Senate should swiftly take up this landmark legislation, which will lift up communities, create good-paying jobs, address systemic racism, and recover wildlife.”
The Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act would make a series of crucial investments, including:
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