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Native Hawaiians Bring Civil Rights Complaint Against State Agencies On Pesticide Use

Community groups The Moms On a Mission (MOM) Hui and Pōʻai Wai Ola/West Kauaʻi Watershed Alliance are filing a complaint and asking U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate actions against Native Hawaiians in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits recipients of federal funding from engaging in practices that have the effect of discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

 

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