Black Millennials 4 Flint Applauds President Biden’s Monumental Environmental Justice Executive Order

Apr 21, 2023 | BM4F Spotlights, Uncategorized, Young, Gifted & Green Blog Series | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 21, 2023

Media Contact: LaTricea D. Adams, media@blackmillennials4flint.org


Washington, DC-Black Millennials 4 Flint, the first African American and Latinx environmental justice and civil rights organizations dedicated to a Lead Free USA, applauds the Biden Administration for the signing of Executive Order 14096: Revitalizing Our Nation’s Commitment to Environmental Justice for All. This Executive Order is designed to better protect overburdened communities from pollution, confront barriers to participation, and embed environmental justice into the decisions of all federal agencies.

“Hazel Johnson, Wilma Mankiller, Dana Alston, Congressman Don McEachin…today was a day we wish all the environmental justice warriors could see. This momentous occasion with the signing of Executive Order 14096: Revitalizing Our Nation’s Commitment to Environmental Justice for All is a reflection of the work of our ancestors and elders, and a signal to the next generation of EJ leaders to continue the fight until environmental justice is truly achieved for all.”

LaTricea D. Adams, MAT, Eds, Founder CEO & President, Black Millennials 4 Flint

The new Executive Order, Revitalizing Our Nation’s Commitment to Environmental Justice for All, will:
–Deepen the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government commitment to environmental justice.
–Better protect overburdened communities from pollution and environmental harms.
–Strengthen engagement with communities and mobilize federal agencies to confront existing and legacy barriers and injustices.
–Promote the latest science, data, and research, including on cumulative impacts.
–Expand interagency coordination and launch a new Office of Environmental Justice within the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
–Increase accountability and transparency in federal environmental justice policy.
–Honor and build on the foundation of ongoing environmental justice work.

In addition to the Executive Order, today the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing other new steps to further the President’s historic commitment to environmental justice, including Publishing the first-ever Environmental Justice Scorecard, launching the White House Campaign for Environmental Justice, announcing new Justice40 covered programs and taking new steps to combat plastic pollution in communities.

Please see the fact sheet here for more information about today’s announcements.

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Black Millennials 4 Flint (BM4F) is a national grassroots, environmental justice and civil rights organization with the purpose of bringing like-minded organizations together to collectively take action and advocate against the crisis of lead exposure specifically in African American & Latinx communities throughout the nation.

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