Our friend Professor Noah Hall from Wayne State University maintains an excellent blog about the Great Lakes ecoregion. He just published a guest post by Staff Attorney Chris Winter about our recent environmental justice victory with the Rosemere Neighborhood Association.
Many groups in the Great Lakes region have struggled with environmental justice issues and have turned to Title VI of the Civil Right Act and EPA for assistance. The problems of systemic delay identified by the Ninth Circuit in Rosemere’s case similarly affects groups in the Midwest, the South and other parts of the country. We remain hopeful that by getting the word out about the problems with EPA’s Title VI program, the Obama Administration and Administrator Lisa Jackson will implement true reform in the EPA’s Office of Civil Rights.
The blog post was also just picked up by the American Water Resources Association Blog.