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Politics Daily: EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Links Civil Rights and Environmental Justice
TAMPA, Fla. — … One question to Jackson was how $30 billion of government investments in energy and environmental policy would lead to improvements in some of the country’s most vulnerable communities. She answered by speaking about green jobs reaching those who need work and about cleaning up communities where toxins trigger high incidences of asthma and other illnesses. “Poisons in the ground mean poisons in the economy,” she said. Read complete article