A Fight For The Right To Breathe Begins In South Africa

By Ramin Pejan, Earthjustice.org -

South African environmental justice advocates are suing the government to force it to clean up the air in the country’s Mpumalanga Highveld region. In the mid-1990s, South Africa’s post-apartheid [...]

Tracking The Battles For Environmental Justice: Here Are The World’s Top 10

By Julie Snorek, Theconversation.com -

Environmental justice activism is to this age what the workers’ movement was for the industrial age - one of the most influential social movements of its time. Yet, despite its consistent [...]

Environmental Justice Suffered Setbacks In 2017

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

Humvees with heavily armed county, state and federal agents rolled into what remained of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp in North Dakota in early 2017. With a U.S. Department of Homeland Security [...]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Environmental Justice Impact

By Elizabeth Ouzts, southeastenergynews.com -

By Elizabeth Ouzts for Southeast Energy News - On September 15, 1982, high-profile protests over the siting of a toxic waste dump in Afton, North Carolina – an overwhelmingly African American [...]

Environmentalists Gaining Enemy In Fight Against Natural Gas Pipelines

By Mark Hand, thinkprogress.org -

By Mark Hand for Think Progress - The electric utility sector’s top lobbying group is teaming up with fossil fuel trade associations as part of an effort to intensify the industry’s campaign [...]

Newsletter – Dismantling White Supremacy

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Last weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC in the combined March for Racial Justice and March for Black Women. Native Americans [...]

Industry Lawsuits Try To Paint Environmental Activism As Illegal Racket

By Nicholas Kusnetz, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Nicholas Kusnetz for Inside Climate News - On a bright afternoon in May 2016, two men in a silver SUV pulled into Kelly Martin's driveway. One of them, tall and beefy with a crew cut, walked [...]

What Standing Rock Teaches Us About Environmental Racism And Justice

By Ramon Jacobs-Shaw, www.healthaffairs.org -

By Ramon Jacobs-Shaw for Health Affairs Blog - Access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water is not just a concern of developing countries but of communities in our own backyard. The [...]

Frackers Nearly Destroyed Me, Join Me In Fighting Back

By Maggie Henry, www.popularresistance.org -

By Maggie Henry for Beyond Extreme Energy. Fracking has destroyed my business and laid to waste everything my husband and I have worked our entire lives to build, our children's inheritances, [...]

Sowing The Seeds Of Berta Caceres, US Tour

By Beverly Bell, www.popularresistance.org -

By Beverly Bell for Other Worlds. Two Honduran cultural workers, feminists, and close friends of Berta Cáceres will tour 20 US cities between April 20 and May 23, 2017 to “sow the seeds of [...]

Standoff Between Trump And Green Groups Just Boiled Into War

By Darryl Fears and Juliet Eilperin, www.washingtonpost.com -

By Darryl Fears and Juliet Eilperin for The Washington Post - The first shots have been fired in what’s likely to be a long, bitter war over the environment between conservationists and President [...]

The Vision And Legacy Of Berta Cáceres

By Beverly Bell for Other Worlds. One year ago today, Berta Cáceres was murdered by the national and local Honduran government and a multinational dam company, with at least the tacit support of [...]

Environmental Justice Organizing In The Time Of Trump

By Laurie Mazur, www.grist.org -

By Laurie Mazur for Grist - Environmental justice work will need to change in critical ways as Donald Trump ascends to the White House, but not in all ways, says Miya Yoshitani, executive [...]

2016 And Beyond: Justice Jumping Genres

By Brian Bienkowski, www.environmentalhealthnews.org -

By Brian Bienkowski for Environmental Health News - A historic year for environmental justice saw government failures in Flint, a resurgent Native voice, and a merging of movements. We're [...]

Civil Rights Agency Blasts EPA For Weak Environmental Justice Record

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights charges the Environmental Protection Agency with doing too little about environmental discrimination [...]