Justice Department Launches Discrimination Probe Against Houston

The investigation focuses on illegal dumping in minority communities

The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division recently opened an environmental justice investigation into illegal dumping in the city of Houston. There has been an increase in illegal dumping in Houston’s minority communities. This investigation will examine whether or not it is the city’s waste management programs that are perpetrating the practice.

Illegal dumping significantly increases health risks, flooding, and water contamination in the areas they affect. “No one in the United States should be exposed to risk of illness and other serious harm because of ineffective solid waste management or inadequate enforcement programs,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the department’s civil rights division. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the assistant attorney general as she heads the civil rights division.
  • For Justice Department officials as they endeavor to prevent discriminatory practices.
  • For Attorney General Garland to seek God’s guidance as he oversees the DOJ.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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