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May 4, 2021 46 min

For years, Black Americans, Latinx communities, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans have been disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards. This is not an accident or coincidence. It’s the result of policy choices, corporate practices, and deliberate actions. 

 

That’s why this week, Chelsea is sitting down with three people who share a deep commitment to environmental justice: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who was one of the first people to speak out and bring public attention to the Flint Water Crisis; Juan Parras, founder of T.E.J.A.S., an organization standing up to the powerful oil industry in his hometown of Houston, Texas; and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary, who is responsible for our public lands.

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