What is environmental justice? Robert Bullard, considered the “father of environmental justice,” put it this way to The Guardian: “It’s the principle that all people are entitled to equal environmental protection regardless of race, color or national origin. It’s the right to live and work and play in a clean environment.”
Similarly, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency describes environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”
ASTSWMO members work every day to provide equal environmental protection to everyone in their States and Territories. This webpage provides environmental justice resources from State and Federal government programs, and other organizations.