California Agencies Begin to Grapple With Racial Equity and Environmental Justice October 29, 2020

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“We want to be a partner,” said Martha Arguello of Physicians for Social Responsibility. People tend to shy away from talking about this because it’s uncomfortable, she said, but that has to change. “We have seen how our voices have been marginalized… We have talked about gentrification and displacement, and the marginalization of Black voices. We’ve been offering that to you for many years. You have an EJ community that has been pounding on your door to help make this happen.”

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