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The Conservative Assault on Environmental Justice

Jorge Madrid explains how conservatives' political gaming, in regards to environmental justice, puts millions of human lives at risk.

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  • Jorge Madrid

All air is not equal in the United States. Minorities live and work in areas where they are disproportionately exposed to pollution that harms their health. More than 71 percent of African Americans and 66 percent of Latinos live in areas that fail to meet federal air quality standards, and 7 out of the 25 worst polluted U.S. cities have Latino populations over 40 percent.

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Jorge Madrid

Research Associate & Policy Analyst