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Lightfoot Settles With Feds, Agrees To Environmental Justice Reform After Civil Rights Complaint
Southeast Siders filed a complaint with federal housing officials in 2020, alleging decades of racist city policies pushed polluters into their communities. The settlement forces the city to address their concerns.
Chicago’s Health Department Does Little To Deter Repeat Polluters, Report Finds
Citations for air pollution — which contributes to Chicagoans' respiratory problems, cancers and premature deaths, per the city's own research — have dropped 90 percent over the past decade-plus.
After Rejecting Claims Of Environmental Racism, City Moves To Settle Civil Rights Complaint With Feds
After the feds found the city clustered polluters in Black and Brown neighborhoods, the city is negotiating ways to make its zoning policies more equitable — averting the threat of millions in lost funding for now.
Hazel M. Johnson Fought For Clean Air And Water On The Southeast Side. A Congressman Is Doubling Down On Efforts To Honor Her
April could become Hazel M. Johnson Environmental Justice Month under a proposal from Rep. Bobby Rush, who hopes to honor the Southeast Side environmentalist.