Rural environmental justice policy paper

At the 2009 National Rural Assembly, environmental justice (EJ) was raised as a critical issue for rural America. To explore these issues for the June 2011 Rural Assembly, telephone interviews were conducted with 22 representatives from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and rural communities throughout the country. In addition, 20 responses to a national survey were received and compiled. The analysis and synthesis of these results provide the main content for this report.