Reps. McEachin and Grijalva Unveil Bill to Promote Environmental Justice

EDF statement from Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

February 28, 2020
Dave Kuntz, (202) 572-3570,

(Washington, D.C. - February 28, 2020) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) issued the following statement on the Environmental Justice for All Act:

“EDF would like to thank House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) for their leadership on the EJ for All Act. America’s low-income communities, communities of color, and indigenous communities are especially vulnerable to air and water pollution, and to the damages caused by climate change. The engagement process piloted by these Members has been critical to receiving direct input from vulnerable communities. The work they have put into this bill is an incredible reflection of transparency and inclusivity. EDF looks forward to supporting communities and community leaders in their work with Chairman Grijalva and Rep. McEachin to advance equitable and just environmental protections.”

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