A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act Will Center, Resource Frontline Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act will invest in marginalized communities, ensure federal decisions around permitting and projects respect and center frontline communities, and connect communities of color and low-wealth communities with nature and wildlife. The National Wildlife Federation heralded the bill’s reintroduction by Representatives Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and urged Congress to swiftly take it up and pass it into law.

“Tomorrow’s economy should not come at the expense of frontline and fenceline communities — and environmental victories should not be built on the backs of people struggling to recover from past policies. The A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act will help ensure that everyone can enjoy clean air, clean water, and healthy environments while progress on climate and clean energy do not come at the expense of communities of color,” said Dr. Adrienne L. Hollis, vice president of environmental justice, health, and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation. “Congress should take up this legislation, which was developed in partnership with impacted communities themselves, and pass it into law.”



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