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Warren Unveils ‘Environmental Justice’ Plan for Poor Communities

Oct. 9, 2019, 12:00 PM

Elizabeth Warren released a plan on Wednesday that would focus the resources of the federal government on “environmental justice” by helping vulnerable communities address the effects of climate change and pollution.

Her proposal calls for going beyond the Green New Deal favored by her progressive rival, Bernie Sanders, with a focus on racial inequality, as well as bolstering environmental programs at both the federal and local levels, improving existing data to better prepare at-risk areas and punishing polluters.

“From predominantly black neighborhoods in Detroit to Navajo communities in the southwest to Louisiana’s Cancer Alley,” the campaign says in its ...