I think it is worth noting that the environmental justice movement began in 1982, when North Carolina established a toxic waste landfill in Warren County–a poor, rural, majority African- American locality–over the objections of the residents. In the more than 20 years since, many environmental justice organizations have formed. During the Clinton administration, the pursuit of environmental justice became a Federal priority.

— A. McEachin (D–VA)

The First 100 Days of the Trump Presidency and Its Impact on Minority Communities, House Floor, May 1, 2017

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