M. An Act Promoting Healthy Communities and the Environment (S. 1127)

Some communities in the Commonwealth are disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards such as excessive air pollution, water pollution, hazardous waste and noise. This bill seeks to ensure equal protection of residents in such communities by increasing the threshold for environmental review and public notification/input in areas with disproportionate levels of health impact (such as asthma or cancer) or existing pollution, and promotes public health and environmental quality in all communities.