Wednesday, January 3, 2007

New Maryland Attorney General Touts Environmental Justice

New Maryland State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler has vowed to fight for environmental justice. He acknowledges that many power plants are located disproportionately in African American communities and states that environmental injustice complaints should be viewed as a civil rights issue. Doug Gansler is well known in the Washington Metroplitan Area due to his previous postion as State's Attorney for Montgomery County.

He has also vowed to protect the Chesapeake Bay. With a staff of 420 lawyers, sounds like environmental justice and the bay have a good friend in Maryland. (Wash Post)

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