Our Biggest Jails Are Frontline Environmental Justice Communities

By Adam Mahoney, Grist. -

For more than half a century, 441 Bauchet Street has been the address where Los Angeles’ most stark social and environmental inequalities converge. It’s the location of L.A.’s Men’s Central Jail, [...]

Diane Wilson In Hunger Strike To Protect Matagorda Bay

By Stephanie Thomas, Public Citizen. -

Legendary environmenal activist Diane Wilson has been called “an unreasonable woman.” As a shrimper, Diane learned firsthand about tremendous pollution damaging the waters near her hometown of [...]

US Army Corps Of Engineers Permit Big Oil To Dredge Mercury-Contaminated Matagorda Bay

By Ann Wright, Popular Resistance. -

Texas shrimper, fisherwoman and internationally known environmentalist Diane Wilson is on Day 22 of her hunger strike to gain national solidarity and publicity for pressure on the U.S. Army Corps [...]

72-Year-Old Fisher Hunger Strikes For Crude Oil Export Ban

By Candice Bernd, Truthout. -

Texas - Seventy-two-year-old, fourth-generation retired shrimper Diane Wilson has been without food for 16 days. Her 1995 red Chevy, nicknamed “Rosie,” has become a mobile campsite, and each [...]

Despite Climate Commitments, Health Concerns, States Approve Fuel Tanks

By Ingrid Lobet, Capital and Main. -

Magali Sanchez-Hall, usually in motion, pauses for a moment on the sidewalk to gaze through a chain-link fence at the massive new construction project: tanks shaped like giant tuna fish cans that [...]

We Sampled Tap Water Across The US

By Ryan Felton, Lisa Gill and Lewis Kendall, Consumer Reports/The Guardian. -

In Connecticut, a condo had lead in its drinking water at levels more than double what the federal government deems acceptable. At a church in North Carolina, the water was contaminated with [...]

Report: Plastic Pollution Is A Social Justice Issue

By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch. -

Plastic pollution isn't just a threat to non-human life like turtles and whales. It's also a major environmental justice problem. That's the conclusion of a new report released Tuesday from [...]

Highlighting The Too-Often Invisible Labor Of Mothers, Who Protect Us And Lead Us

By Veronica Coptis, Coalfield Justice. -

This week two major publications were released that highlight public health impacts on people living next to oil and gas operations. The Environmental Health News released their investigation [...]

US Military Exposed 600,000 To Toxins In Japan And Micronesia

Most Americans trust the military; a 2020 poll found 72 percent with “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in that institution, edged out only by small business. Many were likely [...]

Investigation Into Chemical Exposure From Fracking Provokes Call For Rapid Phaseout

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

"While financial analysts, policymakers, and massive corporations squabble over the finer points of the fracking debate, families living amidst the wells day in and day out live in constant [...]

Mohawk Families Being Sickened By New Dump

By Christopher Curtis, Ricochet Media. -

Quebec - What would you do if you thought you were being poisoned? What if, for the past year, a rancid smell woke you up in the dead of night and sent you rushing to the bathroom so you [...]

The Push For Nuclear Power In Space

By Karl Grossman, OpEd News. -

Last week a SpaceX rocket exploded in a fireball at the SpaceX site in Texas. "Fortunately," reported Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News, "no one was aboard." But what if nuclear materials had [...]

On Contact: Chevron Vs Donziger

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Steven Donziger about the reach of corporate power. Donziger battled corporate oil giant Chevron over environmental pollution and destruction in [...]

Nuclear Power In The Green New Deal?

By M.V. Ramana and Schyler Edmunston, Beyond Nuclear International. -

Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in a Green New Deal and there are many versions proposed in different countries. At the same time, there has also been criticism of [...]