Anne Snabes is a master of science in journalism student at Northwestern University, where she is specializing in health, environment, and science journalism. She likes to write about climate change and other environmental issues.

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HEROES Act Provision Aims to Fund Environmental Justice

by Anne Snabes 05-28-2020

Image via Chris Dobens/We ACT for Environmental Justice 

“The communities that suffer environmental injustices that affect their underlying illnesses have higher rates of pulmonary diseases, which render them more at risk of dying from COVID-19,” said Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., who authored legislation upon which the provision is based. Ruiz said the environmental justice grant programs need to be codified because “you never know” which administration will neglect or defund the programs.