Although environmental protection is everyone's right, the burdens of environmental degradation can fall disproportionately on some communities (particularly poor communities and communities
of color). Environmental Defense is committed to finding equitable as well as effective solutions to environmental problems, and to spotlighting disproportionate burdens wherever they
Click on the links below for more information about environmental justice issues.
Environmental Justice Policy: A Statement by Environmental Defense's Board of Trustees
Environmental Defense Scorecard website on environmental justice
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Carolina Health and Environment Community Center website