Environmental Justice

GreenLaw, in partnership with the Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory School of Law, developed a handbook for citizens working to protect their communities from illegal and unhealthy pollution.  This handbook Putting the Law to Work in Our Communities: A Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Protection and Justice in Georgia, can be found here. 

In partnership with Newfields and the University of Georgia's Land Use Clinic, GreenLaw developed a report on the health, environmental and quality of life impacts in the Newtown Community in Gainesville, Georgia.  View report

There are many other resource available on environmental justice topics:

Environmental Justice Updates - A national and global look at environmental justice legislation, litigation and issues from the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty 1987-2007 - Grassroots Struggles to Dismantle Environmental Racism in the United States, A Report Prepared for the United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries

The Air Of Injustice Report - African Americans and Power Plant Pollution, 2002 Report

You can also contact the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University.