Environmental Justice

Today, low-income communities and communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of polluters’ unchecked actions and are often disregarded or disenfranchised from the political processes and decisions that affect their communities. As a result, these communities often suffer from higher rates of asthma and other debilitating illnesses, contaminated soil and water, infrastructure that crumbles in extreme weather, and job loss and displacement. LCV firmly believes that no matter what your zip code, all people have a right to clean air, safe drinking water and access to open spaces. We are working to ensure that local communities are always part of the decision making processes, and we are fighting for a future where all communities are protected from environmental harm.

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