Environmental justice legislation protects and preserves our natural resources and community and historical resources. We must ensure that no community is excessively burdened by landfills, pipelines, compressor stations, power plants, and other infrastructure or business that presents an undue risk to the health of the environment and citizens. These projects provide little to no long-term employment benefit to the community.
We need to remove environmental hazards by significantly limiting the use of fossil fuels, reducing our use of non-biodegradable materials, and replacing non-biodegradable materials with those that are biodegradable and that can be reused, repurposed, or recycled. Reduce. Reuse. Repurpose. Recycle.
We must hold manufacturers and producers of environmentally hazardous materials responsible and accountable for their environmental destruction by establishing substantial penalties for their destructive practices. We have only one earth; we must protect it for our survival.