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Environmental Justice ex order
Mary Frances Berry
In 1980, Berry left the Department of Education, returning to Howard University as a professor of history and law, and Carter appointed her to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. During her tenure on the commission, she became involved in legal battles with President Ronald Reagan. When Reagan attempted to remove her from the board, she successfully went to court to keep her seat. One of her most infamous quotes is from this era: “Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them.”
US Commission on Civil Rights
http://www.usccr.gov/press/prsndx.htm (2001-2004 are most interesting)
FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO TESTIFY ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND PRACTICES BEFORE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION
(Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will continue to probe environmental justice issues this Friday, February 8th, after its general monthly meeting. Commissioners will hear testimony from EPA Deputy Administrator Linda Fisher and other agency heads on how the Administration is complying with environmental regulations in accordance with Executive Order 12898. Other topics will include the impact of federal policies on low-income and minority communities and the effectiveness of environmental regulation enforcement in affected communities.
Last month, the Commission heard testimony from a range of academics, community advocates and industry experts on the health, housing, land use, economic development, transportation, and civil rights implications of federal environmental policies and practices. Specific concerns of the Commission include disparities in enforcement of environmental codes and regulations, the impact of public health laws, compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and whether existing laws should be revised to incorporate greater awareness of environmental justice perspectives.
“Not in My Backyard” finds that the EPA, HUD, DOT and Department of Interior have failed to fully implement Executive Order 12,898, signed in 1994 by President Clinton, mandating that federal agencies incorporate environmental justice into their work and programs. “The leadership at key federal agencies sometimes lacks commitment to ensuring that low-income communities and communities of color are treated fairly during the environmental decision-making process,” noted Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson of the Commission. “As a result, the agencies do not incorporate environmental justice into their core missions and existing programs are not evaluated.”
Following the review of the report, the Commission will conduct a briefing to explore racial disparities in the administration of justice in South Dakota.
Not in My Backyard:
Executive Order 12,898 and Title VI as
Tools for Achieving Environmental Justice
van jones and bill clinton 2006
So was tony rezko,