Environmental Justice

Protecting the right to clean air, water, and soil for all Americans against attacks from special interests and government wrongdoing
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Maryland Water Pollution comm. Annapolis, Md. | Library of Congress

Summary

Corporations and special interests have pushed a distorted reading of the Constitution, attacked critical environmental safeguards, and poured millions of dollars into a coordinated effort to deny climate change and weaken the government’s ability to protect all Americans. CAC defends against such attacks to support every American’s right to a clean environment.

Environmental Justice in Brief

Dakota Access Pipeline protest | John Duffy, Flickr

The Trump administration refuses even to acknowledge, yet alone address, the causes and impacts of a warming climate. As a result, CAC continues to fight in the courts to defend environmental regulations that keep our communities pollution-free, building on Supreme Court cases like Massachusetts v. EPA.