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IPFS News Link • Environment

Industry & Big Greens Stomp On Front Line Communities & Environmental Justice … Yet Again

• arclein

Nationwide communities are coming together to demand constitutional recognition of their rights to a clean, safe, and healthy environment, including a stable climate, in the form of state Green Amendments. These Green Amendment proposals include explicit protection for environmental rights, while at the same time empowering environmental justice protections by constitutionally mandating that environmental rights and the state's natural resources be protected equitably for all communities regardless of race, ethnicity, wealth, geography, or generation. During state legislative hearings considering Green Amendment proposals, environmental justice advocates, Native Americans, environmental leaders, and everyday community members are speaking out one by one about how pollution from industrial operations, mining, oil and gas extraction, toxic contaminated sites and the climate crisis are causing their health, families, culture, and communities to suffer. At the forefront of this national