Low-income people: Standing on the front lines of climate change impact

When Milo Mumgaard, Executive Director for Legal Aid of Nebraska, made his way back to the legal aid world a year and a half ago, he had a very specific thought he wanted to pursue.

Interview (Nebraska)

Cheril Lee
Reader (NE)
February 14, 2017

Tags: Disaster Recovery, Environmental Justice

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Nebraska


Mumgaard’s background is almost entirely legal aid and public interest work. He said he had the good fortune of working with Mayor Chris Beutler for six years as his general counsel.

“I primarily used stimulus funds to develop sustainability and energy programs for the City of Lincoln. During that time, I became conscious of the overlap between the equal justice work I had done for low-income people, the social inequity associated with the impacts of climate change and the ways in which public policies and laws operate with respect to low-income people and their vulnerability to those impacts,” he said.