Takeaways:

  • Washington D.C’s Anacostia River is finally recovering from decades of pollution thanks to sustained community pressure and Earthjustice litigation.
  • The river is now the closest it’s been in recent history to being safe for swimming and fishing.
  • “This work shows that if we develop relationships with communities of color and work on the issues that they care about, we really can have an impact and create something we need for all communities, which is a healthy and thriving planet and place to live.” says Fern Shepard, a former Earthjustice attorney and current chair of the Earthjustice board.

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