California AG To Assign Team Of Lawyers To Focus On Fighting Pollution
“The harsh reality is that some communities in California — particularly low-income communities and communities of color — continue to bear the brunt of pollution from industrial development, poor land-use decisions, transportation, and trade corridors,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
San Francisco Chronicle:
California AG Launches Environmental Justice Unit Focused On Poorer Communities
Frustrated by declining federal regulation of the environment and health disparities between poorer and wealthier communities, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday appointed a team of lawyers to fight pollution. The four attorneys assigned to the new Bureau of Environmental Justice will focus on low-income Californians and people of color who suffer a “disproportionate share of environmental pollution and public health hazards,” according to Becerra’s office. (Fimrite, 2/22)