Groups Pursue `Environmental Justice' Evidence Indicates Pollution Strikes Minorities Harder
Linda P. Campbell 1993, Chicago Tribune, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
A RIGHT TO CLEAN AIR, clean water and a healthy environment appears nowhere in the Constitution, but a growing network of civil-rights and environmental groups are spreading the message that they are just as important as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It's a change in focus for the civil-rights activists and environmentalists, reflecting an increased awareness of mounting evidence that health hazards frequently hit minorities harder than anyone else.
As part of what has become known as the environmental justice movement, some of the nation's best-known civil-rights organizations have been turning the strategies that helped them break racial and …
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