Why We Research

CBE’s research team conducts groundbreaking research that documents the ongoing injustice that low-income communities and areas with high populations of people of color house the largest concentrations of polluters and pollution.

CBE’s research team further examines the environmental and health harms that result from unaddressed injustices and weaknesses, such as:

  • the heavy concentration of polluters in our communities;
  • our society’s continuing reliance on fossil fuels;
  • flaws in our regulatory system.

In addition to documenting the problems, CBE’s researchers also recommend actions that  agencies, regulators, and policy makers can take to improve conditions in these communities.