Law Emmett Institute Spring 2021 Symposium
Environmental Justice in the U.S.:
Taking Stock under President Biden
Clean Air for Everyone: Air Pollution, Fenceline Communities, and Racism
Friday, April 16, 2021
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. PDT
The environmental justice movement was born out of longstanding fights for community health and against racist policies and practices governing industrial facility sitings and land use decisions. Fenceline communities today are still overburdened by air pollution and face uphill battles to protect their health and welfare. This panel will examine equity in air pollution law and policy, assessing areas of progress, remaining failures, and ways to push forward toward clean air for all.
UCLA School of Law co-sponsors include the Critical Race Studies Program, Native Nations Law and Policy Center, Promise Institute for Human Rights, Environmental Law Society, and Journal of Environmental Law and Policy