Our Principles

Our definition and vision is that environmental justice will be achieved when:

• All people have access to the information that will enable them to participate fully in making decisions that affect their environment

• All people are treated fairly and provided the opportunity for meaningful involvement with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies

• All people have equal and fair access to a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment at home, at work, at school, and in public places

• No group of people, including any racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic group or vulnerable population such as children, the elderly or the disabled suffers from a disproportionate share of negative environmental risks or burdens.

In promoting environmental justice, the EJLRI will strive to ensure:

· Democratic participation and community empowerment

· Non-violence and cooperation

· Environmental remediation that does not result in displacement and gentrification

· Fair access to, and distribution of, environmental benefits related to public health, safety, and welfare


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