(National Environmental Justice Advisory Council).
(8) The work that comes closest to recognizing the scale and complexity of these vast and deep-seated inequalities is the NEJAC
report, which recommends that FCAs should be used as a temporary strategy only while the EPA and other environmental agencies assist responsible parties in reducing contaminants in the waterways (EPA, 2002, page iv).
The National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (NEJAC
) report to the U.S.
1997 "The Industrialization of Agriculture and Environmental Racism: A Deadly Combination Affecting Neighborhoods and Dinner Tables." Paper presented to the Enforcement Subcommittee of the Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC
), December 9, Durham, N.C.
The EPA, through its Office of International Activities, Office of Environmental Justice, regional offices, and NEJAC's International Subcommittee, has environmental justice interests in South Africa and Mexico.
Many community-based and nongovernmental organizations have provided testimony at the EPA's NEJAC meetings.
Questions have also been voiced by concerned residents in these areas regarding the environmental disamenities resulting from the poor air quality including degraded health and limited economic growth (NEJAC
resolution in 2000 urged standard-setting and regulatory action by U.S.
But it is also possible, and sometimes desirable, to solve them at the community level through social policies to reduce risks (NEJAC
Moreover, preliminary work suggests substantial racial and ethnic disparities in environmental hazards exposures (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2005; IOM 1999; Morello-Frosch 2002; NEJAC
2004), including during pregnancy (Woodruff et al.
As the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC
) has stated with regard to brownfields and the future of urban America, "Without meaningful community involvement, urban revitalization simply becomes urban redevelopment" (NEJAC
COMM., REPORT ON THE NEJAC
PUBLIC DIALOGUES ON URBAN REVITALIZATION AND