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Clean Air for Everyone: Air Pollution, Fenceline Communities, and Racism

April 16, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

The environmental justice movement was born out of longstanding fights for community health and against racist policies and practices governing industrial facility sitings and land use decisions.  Fenceline communities today are still overburdened by air pollution and face uphill battles to protect their health and welfare.  This panel will examine equity in air pollution law and policy, assessing areas of progress, remaining failures, and ways to push forward toward clean air for all.

Mark Lopez, Eastside Community Organizer & Special Projects Coordinator, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Angela Johnson Meszaros, Managing Partner, Community Partnerships, Earthjustice

Suma Peesapati, Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement, CalEPA

Sean Hecht, Co-Executive Director, UCLA Emmett Institute (moderator)