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‘Father of Environmental Justice’ Among 26 on White House Panel

March 29, 2021, 6:25 PM

The White House on Monday announced its 26-member Environmental Justice Advisory Council, which aims to help implement green policies fairly, regardless of race or income, and fix historically disproportionate environmental impacts.

Members include several prominent activists with long experience, such as Robert Bullard, a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University who is known as the “father of environmental justice"; Catherine Flowers of Alabama, who founded the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice; Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice; and Nicky Sheats, director of the Center for the ...

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