by Michelle Chen on August 3 2010, 8:39AM
More than half of BP’s sites for disposing of cleaned-up oil and waste are in places where the majority of residents are of color.
by Julianne Hing on June 10 2010, 7:29PM
by Brentin Mock on June 9 2010, 12:00PM
A sheriff has set up checkpoints and called federal agents to BP’s cleanup sites because he says “illegal aliens” are building “criminal enterprises”—just like they did after Katrina.
by Michelle Chen on June 8 2010, 10:59AM
While the government struggles to confront the mounting catastrophe on the Gulf Coast, a legal settlement in Texas is set to put hundreds of millions in long overdue relief funds into the hands of disaster victims. Since the 2008 hurricane…
by Kai Wright on June 4 2010, 4:18PM
Federal officials have been targeting BP’s job sites in Louisiana in a hunt for undocumented workers who are risking their lives to clean up the disastrous oil spill.
by Julianne Hing on June 2 2010, 12:07PM
Workers report being threatened with pink slips if they use safety equipment that doesn’t come from BP. Problem is, BP still hasn’t provided any safety equipment.
by Jorge Rivas on May 26 2010, 5:50PM
PBS opens the suggestion box. Ideas? A ShamWow towel and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2010, 2:05PM
The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill is an environmental, economic and social disaster that is affecting the livelihood and the economic stability of the entire Gulf Coast region. But the Gulf Coast’s Vietnamese fishing community face some of the…
by Kai Wright on May 14 2010, 1:22PM
When a big, relevant story breaks, it’s easy to get lost in the daily torrent of information. That’s no doubt been true for many people as we all try to make sense of BP’s Gulf Coast oil spill, which NPR…
by Julianne Hing on May 11 2010, 10:04AM
Gulf Coast fishermen won a temporary restraining order in federal court yesterday against BP which will require the company to take responsibility for any chemical exposure fishermen face. Many out-of-work fishermen have signed up to help BP with the…
by Julianne Hing on May 4 2010, 4:01PM
After being pressured in court, BP was forced to retract large portions of an agreement the company forced cleanup volunteers to sign. The agreement would have let the company off the hook if workers were injured.
by Julianne Hing on April 28 2010, 6:08PM
On Monday the California First District Court of Appeals issued another favorable decision in the ongoing saga of Richmond, California’s fight with Chevron over a proposed facility expansion project in the East Bay town. A judge said that Chevron’s…
by Michelle Chen on April 22 2010, 5:50PM
It’s fitting that migration has been a major focus at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which brought thousands from all around the world to gather and discuss the racial, socioeconomic and…
A global movement is building strength. Meet some of its most dynamic leaders in a ColorLines slideshow from the World People’s Conference on Climate Change.