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A New Era—but Hard Work Ahead
The Environmental Forum, Volume 38, Number 2 - May/June 2021 Issue
Sidebar: A New Era—but Hard Work Ahead
In the May/June 2021 issue of The Environmental Forum, our social justice co-lead, Vernice Miller-Travis, writes about how the current administration is committed to tackling racial inequity and environmental racism.
The Biden administration is serious about attacking racial inequity and environmental racism at its foundation and across the whole of the federal government. President Biden has signed a series of executive orders charging the federal government with fighting systemic racism, tackling the climate crisis, addressing public health inequities, and more. Not only is the president mandating gains in overall public health, such as reducing exposure to dangerous chemicals, Biden promises “to hold polluters accountable, including those who disproportionately harm communities of color and low-income communities.”