ACT NOW: Don't Weaken Civil Rights Protections

 

Tell the EPA to enforce Title VI!

Waterkeeper Alliance and our partners in environmental justice are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to properly investigate civil rights complaints and enforce the law.

In September of 2014, Waterkeeper Alliance, along with NC Environmental Justice Network and the Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help, filed a complaint against NC Department of Environmental Quality for issuing a permit that allows for the operation of over 2,000 industrial hog facilities without adequate protections for African American, Latino and Native American populations that are disproportionately burdened in violation of Title VI. Nearly one year ago, EPA accepted our complaint for investigation, but that was six months after the agency's mandatory deadline to make that determination had passed.

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