#7D – 150-word minimum, include credible references
Environmental justice ensures that all communities are treated fairly and are meaningfully involved in environmental-based decisions, such as where to build a new sanitary landfill, hazardous waste repository, industrial plant, or any other such site that could create an environmental hazard for those who live in the area.
Describe a time when environmental injustice occurred. This can include any current or past events where the community was not fairly and meaningfully involved in the decision-making process.
Who is or was negatively affected? What negative health effects could or did the community experience? What other social factors compound the negative health outcomes of the community?
(Flint, Michigan water crisis is common)