Today Becca spoke to us about Environmental Justice (our 7th principle is 
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part and our 2nd principle is Justice, equity and compassion in human relations 

In any analysis, fair treatment means that no one should bear a disproportionate share of the burden.  When hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, it reawakened the environmental justice movement.  Land use decisions caused health concerns that fell disproportionately on the poor and dispossessed.  It happened again this year in hurricane Harvey.  A new landfill was declared in Port Arthur, Texas right in the middle of a poor neighborhood and they had no say in the matter.  They have no promise that there will be any recompense for dumping the debris in their community.  They bear a disproportional amount of the burden.

There is a community that tracks environmental injustices.  They have compiled maps indicating worldwide where you can find these problems.  Check out http://www.ejolt.org/.  It stands for Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade.

Then check out http://www.envjustice.org/.  They are more up to date on the environmental justice movement.

Peace,

Rick