A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy
Environmental justice is a trending topic among water officials, especially for those who are trying to reorient federal water policy to increase equity. Environmental justice advocates are attempting to correct the decades of water injustices that have targeted disenfranchised communities, specifically communities of color and working-class communities. These disenfranchised communities face a variety of water issues ranging everywhere from dangerous led pipe infrastructure to lack of running water to increased levels of industrial water pollution. To correct all of these water injustices, this resource argues that the federal government should tighten regulations and increase funding to ensure all communities have safe, reliable, and adequate water infrastructure.