Group Targeting Environmental Racism Relaunches Amid Virus Disparities

“The National Black Environmental Justice Network (NBEJN), which aims to fight environmental inequality and racism, is relaunching amid the disproportionate impact that the coronavirus has had on African Americans.

The NBEJN will meet with black organizations from across the country in an attempt to come up with an environmental justice agenda for black America, Texas Southern University professor Robert Bullard said during a press call on Monday.

The agenda will aim to tackle environmental protections, climate, health care, policing and criminal justice, economic development and clean energy, among other areas. “

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill June 15, 2020.