Environmental Issues

What is Environmental Justice?

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. (Source EPA website)


What is Environmental Racism?

The placement of low-income or minority communities in the proximity of environmentally hazardous or degraded environments, such as toxic waste, pollution and urban decay.


What is a Brownfield Site?

A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. It is estimated that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. (Source EPA website)

There are 1,022 Brownfield Sites in Missouri.

(Source Environmental Defense Fund)

There are 278 Brownfield Sites in St. Louis.

Where are Brownfield Sites near me?

You can review the map below or use this website to make your own map.