Environmental Pollution Burden Review

Environmental Pollution Burden Review

Environmental Pollution Burden Review

01/17/21

“How can we review the environmental pollution burden that a new project may bring to an already-polluted community?”

Certain infrastructure projects such as power plants and waste dumps are known to bring pollution along with them. Usually these are placed in communities that have little to no structural power to fight back. As a result, some states and countries are crafting Environmental Pollution Burden Review legislation that will force companies and municipalities to review if a community has been burdened by prior pollution and potentially deny the request to construct it. This will be vital for implementing environmental justice reforms and healing the world.

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