Your Call's One Planet Series: The nexus between environmental and social justice
We're marking MLK Jr. Day by discussing environmental justice with Mustafa Ali, the former head of the EPA's environmental justice program. Over the past 24 years, he's worked with hundreds of communities of color, low income communities, and indigenous populations.
Last March, he resigned from agency. In his resignation letter to EPA head Scott Pruitt, he wrote that these communities, both rural and urban, often live with toxic levels of air pollution, a crumbling or non-existent water and sewer infrastructure, lead in their drinking water, and hazardous waste sites.
Mustafa Ali, senior vice president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and former head of the environmental justice program at the Environmental Protection Agency
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