by Brentin Mock on February 27 2014, 10:58AM
Rep. John Lewis is honored for his role in bringing civil rights principles to environmental protection.
by Imara Jones on October 29 2013, 7:00AM
One year later Sandy’s disproportionate impact on historically marginalized communities continues in shocking ways.
by Brentin Mock on September 23 2013, 2:15PM
African-American Congress members gathered last week to tackle new policies concerning economic inequality, voting rights and criminal justice.
by Brentin Mock on July 2 2013, 3:33PM
“Mayah’s Lot” is a graphic novel tale of how a New York community fights back against polluter company.
by Brentin Mock on June 3 2013, 3:41PM
Actress Jessica Alba worked with Sen. Lautenberg on legislation that would strengthen laws around testing chemicals used in everyday products.
by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 11:17AM
The first black chief administrator of EPA is now working to green up Apple.
by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 10:50AM
Wal-Mart illegally disposed of hazardous liquids and pesticides, now they’re paying up.
by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2013, 3:14PM
The environmental organization now supports immigration reform.
by Brentin Mock on April 23 2013, 6:00AM
With the defeat of Big Green on climate-change, community-based, grassroots groups led by people of color are creating a blueprint for actual change. The EJ response to Superstorm Sandy is Exhibit A.
by Brentin Mock on April 2 2013, 6:30AM
In Obama’s first term, big environmental groups poured resources into congressional lobbying and corporate connections rather than environmental justice. With climate change back on the legislative table, will history repeat itself?
Support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline is growing among Congressional Republicans, Democrats and organized labor. But what will the controversial project actually do for the areas that it would cross?
by Brentin Mock on March 14 2013, 10:21AM
As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson was explicit about protecting people of color and low income communities from excess pollution and waste. This made her unpopular in some corners. Will her EJ legacy survive her exit?
by Aura Bogado on January 23 2013, 9:20AM
The Attawapiskat First Nation chief and Idle No More movement have put Natives under the spotlight in Canada—begging larger questions for the U.S., too.
by Jorge Rivas on November 19 2012, 12:35PM
If history repeats itself undocumented immigrants will be a large part of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts but they themselves won’t qualify for financial assistance from FEMA.
by Imara Jones on November 15 2012, 9:24AM
Those who can least bear the brunt of climate change are those feeling its consequences most acutely, both in the U.S. and abroad. But both the “climate gap” and climate change are fixable.