Environmental injustices are severely impacting Nevadans and their everyday lives and health. The current system has failed to represent low-income families and has failed to provide resources.
We at Make the Road Nevada are demanding for the fair treatment and involvement of this community. As the people who are impacted the most, low-income and POC groups deserve to have a say in environmental matters and deserve a healthy quality of life.
These groups are the most likely to live in areas that don’t meet the federal government’s safe air quality standards, which exposes them to harmful pesticides in the air and water they consume.
Some of the other environmental injustices that are impacting our community include but are not limited to: inadequate access to healthy food and inadequate transportation.
Without Environmental Justice, many people are made to be victims of the plans and ambitions of the top percent.