(415 ILCS 155/5)
    Sec. 5. Legislative findings. The General Assembly finds that:
        (i) the principle of environmental justice requires
that no segment of the population, regardless of race, national origin, age, or income, should bear disproportionately high or adverse effects of environmental pollution;
        (ii) certain communities in the State may suffer
disproportionately from environmental hazards related to facilities with permits approved by the State; and
        (iii) these environmental hazards can cause long-term
health effects.
(Source: P.A. 97-391, eff. 8-16-11.)