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Taking Aim at Climate Injustice: US Focuses on Environmental Racism in 2023

Summary

The Inflation Reduction Act, the most important climate legislation in US history, passed late last year, marking a turning moment in the fight against environmental racism. The law invests billions in renewable energy, employment, industry, and the US economy. It also includes $60 billion to address the disproportionate consequences of pollution and the climate issue on underprivileged groups. It is long overdue and, f or many low-income and minority Americans, it is too late. US fossil fuel pollution has killed and sickened their people for decades. The climate catastrophe has devastated these people' homes and livelihoods. The US government's largest obstacle in righting previous environmental injustice is getting funding to the right individuals and letting them determine how to utilize it. A common issue is that when the government imposes the remedies, impacted groups are more alienated.

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