Massachusetts Environmental Justice

Environmental justice is based on the principle that all people have a right to be protected from environmental hazards and to live in and enjoy a clean and healthful environment regardless of race, color, national origin, income, or English language proficiency. Environmental justice is the equal protection and meaningful involvement of all people and communities with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of energy, climate change, and environmental laws, regulations, and policies and the equitable distribution of energy and environmental benefits and burdens.

Audience:Cities and Towns, Non-Profits, Education, Small Business

Creator:Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Type:Webpage, Policy (PDF)