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Northern Illinois University
College of Law
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

Racial and Social Justice: Environmental Justice

This Guide presents resources available to NIU College of Law students, faculty, administration and staff to help foster a legal profession dedicated to upholding racial justice.

What is Environmental Justice?

"Activists looked around the nation and saw a pattern: Pollution-producing facilities are often sited in poor communities of color... regulatory agencies and local planning and zoning boards had learned that it was easier to site such facilities in low-income African-American or Latino communities than in primarily white, middle-to-upper-income communities." National Resource Defense Council - The Environmental Justice Movement.

Important Works at the Law LIbrary

Important Historical Works at Founders'

Dr. Robert Bullard

Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice

Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice

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