Insights by Samantha Blend (Legal Intern - Summer 2022)

Samantha Blend is a rising 2L at Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law and is working on getting her environmental law certificate. She is also a Junior Associate on the Pace Environmental Law Review, as well as the Vice President of the Environmental Law Society, all while challenging the underrepresentation of Latinas in the legal field. Special thanks to Julie Hauserman (Public Affairs and Communications Strategist, Earthjustice), Vivian Young (Communications Director, 1000 Friends of Florida), and Nayshma Jones (Climate Resilience and Equity Manager, The Cleo Institute) for help and guidance on a draft of this blog post.

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    Environmental Justice in the Sunshine State

    Student Blog Series

    The state of Florida has a wide range of pressing environmental challenges that disproportionately affect underserved communities. This post covers the three issues at the forefront of Florida’s EJ battle, and highlights EJ activism in the state.