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Time Has Come Today for Environmental and Climate Justice Legislation

February 2021

Citation: 51 ELR 10102

Issue: 2

Author: Barry E. Hill

Faced with interconnected crises—affordable housing, and environmental and climate injustice—in low-income, disadvantaged, and Black and Brown communities, this Comment asserts that President Joseph Biden should adopt the same or similar approach of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and challenge Congress to enact sweeping environmental and climate justice legislation in the first 100 days.

Barry E. Hill is a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute and Adjunct Professor at Vermont Law School. He served as Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice from 1998-2007.

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