Further, over the past 50 years, America has been the world’s environmental leader. No country on Earth has done more to reduce pollution by cleaning our air, cleaning our water, and properly disposing of hazardous waste. That 50-year record is compelling evidence that America’s focus on being good environmental stewards will continue, with or without the Paris climate accord. That is world leadership. Continue reading Rep. Mo Brooks: “Over the past 50 years, America has been the world’s environmental leader”
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.