environmental impact report

Population, Pollution, Climate Change and Environmental Justice in California

The Folly of Wanting to Have Your Cake and Eat it too

There are two red-hot political issues which California Gov. Jerry Brown is perhaps proudest of, as they represent his home state’s “progressive” views and activism. First, California continues to welcome any and all immigrants, however massive their numbers and regardless of their legal status. Second, California is leading the charge to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit harmful climate change.

Environmental Justice and Immigration

Back in 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 12898, entitled “Executive Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.”