Environmental Justice cases seek to redress the inequitable distribution of environmental burdens on racial minorities, women, residents of low-income neighborhoods, and citizens of developing nations, as well as other under-represented minorities.

The concept of Environmental Justice also encompasses the need to ensure access by these groups to clean and safe food, air, water, and living and working environments.

Lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephan C. Volker have represented economically disadvantaged groups in several cases, including a proceeding before
California’s Public Utilities Commission that closed an old, polluting, fossil-fuel power plant located in a low-income neighborhood, litigation that prevented a major casino development adjacent to an impoverished minority community, and proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to restore salmon runs for a Native American Tribe.

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