EJ and the Law Monthly Updates

People of color and low-income communities in the United States are often disproportionately, adversely affected by, or under included in the benefits from, decisions made under environmental, land use and other laws, regulations and public policies or by their application and enforcement. Members of such impacted and disadvantaged communities have recognized as, “Environmental Racism” or “Environmental Injustice,” actions taken under these legal authorities that result in disproportionate impacts or inequitable distribution of benefits based on race.

Howard University School of Law and ELI Establish New Environmental Justice Clerkship
November 2020

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and Howard University School of Law, with the generous support of the True Costs Initiative, are proud to announce the Environmental Justice Clerkship at ELI, a new clerkship program designed to train, mentor, and ultimately retain more law students of color in the field of environmental law while advancing meaningful environmenta

Environmental Justice Clerkship

ELI and Howard University School of Law, with the generous support of the True Costs Initiative, are proud to announce the Environmental Justice Clerkship at ELI, a new clerkship program designed to train, mentor, and ultimately retain more law students of color in the field of environmental law while advancing meaningful environmental justice efforts.

Environmental Justice Projects

Identifying Strategies for Corporate Environmental Justice

Through robust corporate sustainability standards and environmental management programs, corporations are playing an increasingly significant role in environmental governance. Ensuring that environmental justice is considered throughout corporate decision-making is crucial to protecting the environmental health of communities affected by corporate operations. This project researches innovative strategies for responsible and effective corporate actions for environmental justice.

Linda Breggin

Senior Attorney; Director of the Center for State, Tribal, and Local Environmental Programs