Who knew the EPA had an “environmental justice official”?
Apparently they do, and shockingly, he doesn’t like Donald Trump.
From Western Journalism:
Mustafa Ali resigned Thursday, voicing concerns that President Donald Trump might deeply slash or eliminate funding for his office.
Reports have circulated that the EPA is going to face a hefty budget decrease. Some reports have suggested the environmental justice office, which addresses the impact of environmental issues on low-income and minority communities, could lose most or all of its funding.
“I never saw in the past a concerted effort to roll back the positive steps that many, many people have worked on though all the previous administrations. … I can’t be a part of anything that would hurt those [disadvantaged] communities. I just couldn’t sign off on those types of things,” said Ali, who has held his post since 1992.
“I hadn’t seen any positive movement in relationship to vulnerable communities … I hadn’t seen yet any engagement with communities with environmental justice concerns,” he added.
Ali has already moved on and is now working as a senior vice president at the Hip Hop Caucus, a civil and human rights group using hip-hop music to create political engagement.
The Trump administration has lost a true champion.
Courtesy of Information Liberation