By Karagan Knowles
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released an environmental justice plan on the campaign trail
The plan aims to help disadvantaged and minority communities deal with pollution and natural disasters that are worsened by climate change.
The plan consists of cleaning up pollution and helping at-risk areas adapt to global warming. Warren leans heavily on the Green New Deal for inspiration, which calls for a rewiring of the US economy as part of the effort to fight climate change.
In her Wednesday release, Warren offered new insight on how she would use presidential powers to move the United States towards a green energy economy. She wrote that if elected president, she would mandate all federal agencies to consider climate impacts in their permitting and rule making processes.
“Our crisis of environmental injustice is the result of decades of discrimination and environmental racism compounding in communities that have been overlooked for to long,” Warren wrote.