U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Not in My Backyard: Executive Order 12,898 and Title VI as Tools for Achieving Environmental Justice

October 2003


Letter of Transmittal

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: What Is Environmental Justice?

Chapter 3: Title VI and Environmental Justice

Chapter 4: Environmental Justice Litigation and Remedies: The Impact of Sandoval and South Camden

Chapter 5: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Meaningful Public Participation

Chapter 6: Data Collection and Technical Assistance

Chapter 7: Establishing Goals, Creating Evaluation Criteria, and Building Accountability in Environmental Justice Programs and Management

Chapter 8: Recommendations