EPA Postpones Environmental Justice Training

By Rachel Frazin, The Hill. -

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will postpone training on environmental inequity faced by communities of color and low-income communities following a White House order calling for [...]

Virginia’s Energy Kingpin Could Finally Face A Reckoning Over Race

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post. -

Anti-poverty activist Rev. William Barber II denounced the compressor station as environmental racism in 2019, Dominion started running Facebook ads featuring video from a high school essay [...]

‘Black Lives Matter’ Demonstrations Continue Long Quest For Environmental Justice

By James Bruggers, Inside Climate News. -

Kentucky—A month before thousands began marching here, day after day, to protest the police killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and a woman here named Breonna Taylor, a professor at the [...]

Responding To Protests, Green Groups Reckon With A Racist Past

By Shannon Osaka, Grist. -

Already stressed by the threat of coronavirus and widespread unemployment, the United States has erupted into protests after the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, by a Minneapolis [...]

EPA Finds Black Americans Face More Health-Threatening Air Pollution

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

Black Americans are subjected to higher levels of air pollution than white Americans regardless of their wealth, researchers with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conclude. Researchers at [...]

Report: Racial, Economic Injustice Of Pollution Trading Programs

By Staff, foodandwaterwatch.org -

By Staff of Food & Water Watch - WASHINGTON – New analysis published today details the disproportionate burdens of air and water contamination and serious human health effects placed on [...]

Kaboom Town Burns Millions Of Pounds Of Munitions

By Abrahm Lustgarten, www.propublica.org -

By Abrahm Lustgarten for ProPublica. A private facility in Colfax, 95 miles south, operated by Clean Harbors, a longtime Defense Department contractor and one of the largest hazardous waste [...]

‘Red Line’ For Mother Earth Drawn At US Capitol

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams. Representing the communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, activists are forming a "red line" in front of the U.S. Capitol building on Friday, [...]

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 [...]

Environmental Racism In The Post-Racial Era

By Richard Raber, www.dailymaverick.co.za -

By Richard Raber for Daily Maverick - Videos depicting the senseless murders of unarmed people of colour have given birth to a new social movement, #BlackLivesMatter, while bringing to light a [...]

How Environmental Contamination Targets People Of Color

By Larry Buhl, www.desmogblog.com -

By Larry Buhl for Desmog - With about 42,000 active wells, Kern County, California is home to three-quarters of California's oil drilling and 95 percent of the state’s hydraulic fracturing [...]

Corporation Sues Poor, Black Community Fighting Environmental Racism

By Kendra Pierre-Louis, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Kendra Pierre-Louis for Inside Climate News - "My dream," said Ben Eaton, one of the roughly 3,000 people who live in the working-class, mostly African-American hamlet of Uniontown, Alabama, [...]

An Open Letter Demanding Respect And Solidarity

By Staff, www.rahc504.com -

By Staff of RAHC - You know us and you know our stories. You know our tragedies, our disasters, and our peril - Katrina, Rita, the BP oil disaster, oh, and that Shell oil spill just the other [...]

Bridging The Trust Gap In Energy Justice Battles

By Mark Hand, , www.counterpunch.org -

By Mark Hand for Counterpunch. A Prince George’s County, Md., community is more than two-thirds African American, but the coalition of residents rallying against the construction of new power [...]

Newsletter: Ending The Political Charade

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. This week, on Earth Day, representatives from 130 countries gathered at the United Nations in New York City to sign the climate treaty agreed upon in Paris [...]

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