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The Public Health Law Center’s Climate Justice Team works to support community-led efforts that improve the living environments of under-resourced communities who disproportionately bear the effects of climate change. We are dedicated to maintaining a deep knowledge of climate policies and legal strategies that promote health equity and the equitable distribution of the resources everyone needs to thrive. Please reach out to us at:


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Petition for Rulemaking to Electrify Public Housing

The 900,000 households living in federal public housing oftentime face conditions that pose health and safety risks, including indoor air pollution from fossil fuel appliances and other asthma triggers. The Public Health Law Center and 22 housing, public health, environmental justice, energy, and climate organizations filed a petition calling on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reduce these health harms through electrification upgrades.

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