H.R. 1924 (103rd): Environmental Equal Rights Act of 1993

Introduced:
Apr 29, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Cardiss Collins
Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Oct 13, 1993
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2845 (104th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 04, 1996

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 29, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 29, 1993
Referred to Committee Apr 29, 1993
 
Full Title

To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to allow petitions to be submitted to prevent certain waste facilities from being constructed in environmentally disadvantaged communities.

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Cosponsors
29 cosponsors (27D, 1R, 1I) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

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4/29/1993--Introduced.
Environmental Equal Rights Act of 1993 - Amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize citizens in a State in which a new solid or hazardous waste management facility is proposed to be constructed in an environmentally disadvantaged community to petition the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency or the State to prevent the facility from being constructed or from operating in such community.
Denies such a petition only if the proponent of the proposed facility establishes that:
(1) there is no alternative location that poses fewer health and environmental risks; and
(2) the facility will not release contaminants or engage in any activity that is likely to increase the cumulative impact of contaminants on the environmentally disadvantaged community.
Defines an "environmentally disadvantaged community" as an area within two miles of the borders of a site on which a waste management facility is proposed to be constructed and that meets specified criteria concerning minority populations, poverty, and existing hazardous or solid waste facilities or hazardous waste sites.

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