Tishman Environment and Design Center releases report “Local Policies for Environmental Justice: A National Scan” 

With support from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and commissioned by Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Southeast Environmental Task Force, and Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke the Tishman Environment and Design Center has prepared the report “Local Policies for Environmental Justice: A National Scan.”

The report details how community advocates and their allies transformed local zoning and local land use policies – historically tools for segregation and concentrating pollution in low-income communities and communities of color – into means for addressing the cumulative burdens borne by environmental justice communities. The report provides detailed information on the processes that led to the implementation of these diverse policies and the key features of the policies themselves. This national scan serves as a resource for environmental justice advocates and policymakers interested in proposing similar policies or in learning from and building on these experiences.

To read the report click here (Link no longer available). 

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