Impact of Chicago’s Environmental Justice Executive Order

Environmental Racism, Racial Equity | September 8 2023

Through an executive order, former Mayor Lori Lightfoot has committed to recognizing environmental racism impacting Chicago communities. This agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is just the start of an effort to enact policy reforms led by the communities they most impact.

By Gina Ramirez, NRDC

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