An environmental injustice I am quite passionate about relates to communities impacted by the formation of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are an important energy source for us but can leave negative impacts and consequences where they are formed. Bigger industries in charge of fossil fuel formation are often not the ones directly affected by the pollution in the area. In the future, I envision local communities to have the opportunity to speak out and have a bigger influences on the decisions made on the land around them. It is unjust to have those living in the area to not have a voice and to bear the brunt of the damage done by the negative consequences of forming fossil fuels. Air pollution can lead to damaged crops, forests and wildlife, and water pollution can endanger the water quality for the locals.
I may be wrong, but currently it seems both equity and equality are not present for many smaller groups in many situations. I hope this can change in the future and more equity can be seen between bigger corporations and smaller groups- whether its by bringing more awareness to the negative consequences on the environment, or by the addition of a law that states an educated representative must be present when these decisions are made.