Senator Hillary Clinton — perhaps you’ve heard of her? — plans to introduce an Environmental Justice Renewal Act, providing federal funding to low-income communities that tend to house many of the nation’s polluting facilities. While it may be resisted in Congress, the idea behind the legislation has been growing in the grassroots for decades. Says eco-justice advocate Majora Carter, “We need to work; we also need to breathe — our goal is to find a way of doing both.”

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