Groups craft model state EJ bills

August 3, 2023
WE ACT for Environmental Justice and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University are launching an initiative to help states pass environmental justice (EJ) bills addressing cumulative impacts and other key issues, each of which can be adjusted to fit specific needs. The “Dismantling Injustice” initiative includes five bills under what organizers call a Model for Optimizing and Designing Environmental Legislation (MODEL), which identify topics including: mitigating cumulative impacts in EJ areas, establishing an environmental advisory board;...

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