Updated August 25, 2022
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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
“As a public agency tasked with providing water and wastewater services, Environmental Justice is a foundational value that drives MWRA’s efforts to inclusively and equitably promote public and environmental health across the communities we serve. This is reflected by our commitment to ensuring access to safe drinking water, revitalizing Boston Harbor, and working to alleviate combined sewer overflows. MWRA continually strives to ensure environmental justice principals are incorporated into all projects, operations, policies and practices. We are also passionate about developing and retaining a high-performance workforce that reflects our service area and underscores our core principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.” ” – Fred Laskey, MWRA Executive Director
What is Environmental Justice?
Environmental Justice (EJ) is based on the principle that all people have the right to be protected from environmental hazards and to live in and enjoy a clean and healthful environment. EJ is the equal protection and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies and the equitable distribution of Environmental benefits.
MWRA's Commitment to Environmental Justice
MWRA is committed to ensuring inclusive and equitable communication, access, and involvement with all members of the communities we serve. MWRA is working to incorporate EJ principles across MWRA’s programs, policies and activities. This work relates to all aspects of MWRA’s mission including construction projects, system operations, public and community relations, grant opportunities, employee training, hiring practices, procurement and much more.
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Related MWRA Resources
Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Resources
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resources
Other EJ Resources and Events
MWRA EJ Point of Contact
To find out more about MWRA’s efforts, please contact:
Tomeka Cribb-Jones, Associate Special Assistant for Affirmative Action at Tomeka.Cribb-Jones@mwra.com or 617-788-4033.