Environmental Justice Is The Fair Treatment

1671 Words May 31st, 2016 7 Pages
Everything about environmental justice is supposed to give the environment and the world the treatment it deserves, people have spent a lifetime trashing it with pollutants, smog, and cutting down its trees, but at the same time the people who live on the Earth have been treated with injustice as well, “Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” (EPA 1). “Environmental racism is policy or practice that differentially affects or disadvantages (intentionally or unintentionally) individuals, groups, or communities because of their race and/or class. Poor communities and communities of color often experience disproportionate impacts of environmental hazards.”(The Weave 1). Water discrimination is an example of environmental racism and the act of distributing clean water to wealthy people and dirty water to those who live in poverty and can not afford the clean water. This is a tactic used to separate the rich from the poor, and in this case, money equals health, however, clean water should not be a privilege to the people who can afford it. It should be something that is given to everyone despite their background and the money they come from.

Water discrimination is a big problem in Africa where only the wealthy are offered healthy water, this is very unfair because…
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