Every American has a right to live in a clean and healthy environment and have access to clean water. However, historically a greater number of poorer communities are located closer to polluted areas as compared to more affluent communities. Additionally, pollution centers have historically been sited adjacent to lower income and minority areas. On February 11, 1994, President Clinton signed “Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.” This Executive Order requires that each Federal agency shall to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law make environmental justice part of its mission by avoiding “disproportionately high and adverse” effects on minority and low-income populations.