Mass General Brigham Calls for Passage of Massachusetts Environmental Bill
Bill will Address Public Health Inequities Among Low Income and Communities of Color
Mass General Brigham is proud to join a diverse group of companies from across Massachusetts calling for the passage of a crucial environmental justice bill. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the connection between environmental health and human health was made clear. For low income and communities of color, air pollution and environmental hazards have a disproportionate impact on the health, economic well-being and safety of these communities due to a lack of policy protections and stakeholder engagement. The bill, An Act Relative to Environmental Justice, will work to:
- protect communities from more pollution
- increase equitable access to government and information
- reduce public health inequities
Passing this legislation is crucial to addressing existing inequities and supporting environmental justice communities as we recover and rebuild from COVID-19. For more information visit the Environmental League of Massachusetts website.