The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC), established pursuant to Executive Order 14008, titled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.
Environmental and Climate Justice Committee shall: (1) seek to address environmental inequities at the local level and advocate for civil rights issues (2) develop a comprehensive and holistic agenda to reduce pollution (3) advance energy
efficiency and clean energy (4) build disaster resilient infrastructure policies and practices.
Toxic facilities, like coal fired power plants and incinerators, emit mercury, arsenic, lead, and other contaminants into the water, food, and lungs of communities.
Communities of color and low income communities are often the hardest hit by climate change. Storms, rising sea levels, and toxic ash from blasting for mountain top removal.
In many communities it is far easier to find a bag of Cheetos than a carton of strawberries and this only stands to get worse as drought and flooding impact the availability and affordability of nutritious food.