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The Environmental Law and Justice Clinic ("ELJC") of Golden Gate University School of Law developed this part of the Community Guide to assist you and your community in addressing environmental pollution concerns. It explains several state and federal environmental laws, and provides an overview of several governmental agencies responsible for enforcing these laws. We hope you will fmd this Community Guide useful, such as when you want to identify and contact a governmental agency, obtain information about an environmental hazard in your neighborhood or workplace, participate in an environmental decision-making process, or voice your concerns on a particular environmental issue at a public hearing.


This community guide is intended as advisory and informational guidance only. It is designed for community groups, public-interest organizations and workers who are interested in right-to-know laws. This information is not intended as legal advice because the law can be interpreted differently depending upon the particular facts of each case. While we have used our best efforts and taken every precaution in preparing this community guide, we assume no responsibility for any errors and omissions. Furthermore, neither the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic nor the Women's Employment Rights Clinic assume any liability for damages resulting from the use of the information in this guide.

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