The State Water Board is California’s most powerful agency on water quality issues, and its newly released draft Equity Resolution contains impressive language about racial equity. But to be truly meaningful, the statement needs to be followed up by action.
Based on Baykeeper’s decades watchdogging the Water Board, we know that living up to the new resolution will require hard work. Many of the Board’s actions (and inactions) over the years have negatively and disproportionately affected communities of color.
So Baykeeper submitted a list of specific actions the Board should pursue now to make sure their actions match their good intentions.
If you’d like to weigh in and urge the Water Board to take meaningful action to protect communities of color, you can submit comments by August 2.
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