"Obama Cabinet Secretaries Sign Environmental Justice Agreement"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- Heads of a host of federal agencies agreed Thursday to develop environmental justice strategies that will protect the health of people living in communities 'overburdened' by pollution.

Environmental justice, they agreed, means that all communities facing pollution - particularly minority, low income and tribal communities - deserve the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards, equal access to the federal decision-making process, and a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.

Agency heads across the administration signed the 'Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Justice and Executive Order 12898,' agreeing to make environmental justice part of their mission and to work with the other agencies on environmental justice issues. "

Environment News Service had the story August 5, 2011.

Source: ENS, 08/09/2011