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EPA Pays Tribute to Rep. John Lewis and Environmental Justice

EPA Pays Tribute to Rep. John Lewis and Environmental Justice

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, Environment, Politics

Comic Book Captures Mighty Environmental Justice Adventures

Comic Book Captures Mighty Environmental Justice Adventures

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.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Jessica Alba Shared Chemistry With Deceased Sen. Lautenberg

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.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

'Environmental Justice' Soldiers On Without a King, Queen--or Major Dollars

‘Environmental Justice’ Soldiers On Without a King, Queen—or Major Dollars

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.

Topics: Environment

Mainstream Green Is Still Too White

Mainstream Green Is Still Too White

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?

Topics: Environment

Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Produce Good Jobs? [Infographic] Infographic

Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Produce Good Jobs? [Infographic]

by Brentin Mock, Erin Zipper on March 21 2013, 8:45AM

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?

Topics: Environment

Will EPA's 'Environmental Justice' Outlast Lisa Jackson?

Will EPA’s ‘Environmental Justice’ Outlast Lisa Jackson?

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?

Topics: Environment

Five Simple Ways to Mark Earth Day by Building Environmental Equity

Five Simple Ways to Mark Earth Day by Building Environmental Equity

by Hatty Lee on April 24 2011, 12:12PM

There can be no sustainability without equity. Here are some ideas for creating both.

Topics: Environment

The Radioactive Racism Behind Nuclear Energy

The Radioactive Racism Behind Nuclear Energy

by Michelle Chen on March 23 2011, 10:26AM

At every point in the nuclear production chain, the industry has sloughed a disproportionate share of the risk on marginalized communities.

Topics: Environment, Global Justice

Coal Pollution Will Kill 13K in 2010, Clustered in Cities, Says Study

Coal Pollution Will Kill 13K in 2010, Clustered in Cities, Says Study

by Michelle Chen on September 14 2010, 11:35AM

The good news is that this injustice can be at least partially remedied through human action.

Topics: Environment

Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls' Bodies?

Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls’ Bodies?

by Michelle Chen on August 10 2010, 1:27PM

The latest research suggests an array of social and environmental factors may be causing girls bodies to develop prematurely, especially girls of color.

Topics: Environment, Health, On Gender

Here's Where BP is Dumping Its Oil Spill Waste Infographic

Here’s Where BP is Dumping Its Oil Spill Waste

by Daisy Hernandez on August 4 2010, 12:27PM

More than half of the landfills EPA has approved are in communities where a majority of residents are people of color.

Topics: Environment

BP's Dumping Oil-Spill Waste in Communities of Color, Study Finds

BP’s Dumping Oil-Spill Waste in Communities of Color, Study Finds

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.

Topics: Environment, On Gender

BP’s Spending on Its Spill is a Drop in the Bucket of Its Profits

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…

Topics: Environment

Changing the Climate for Justice

by Joseph Huff-Hannon on April 19 2010, 12:00PM

The Copenhagen climate talks went nowhere last year. Now, tens of thousands have gathered in Bolivia to envision a revolution instead. 

Topics: Environment

Abandoning Justice for Power in South Africa

by Michelle Chen on April 19 2010, 8:00AM

South Africa has been struggling for over a decade to overcome the vestiges of apartheid, and to this day is constantly challenged by racial conflict and socioeconomic inequality. And as if there weren’t enough obstacles strewn in the country’s rocky…

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs

The Greening of Hip-Hop

by Eric Arnold on December 9 2009, 12:00PM

Rappers address climate change and sustainability

Topics: Arts & Culture

Battling the Chef Menteur Landfill

by Kari Lydersen on December 9 2009, 12:00PM

Vietnamese Americans dream of a new urban farm in New Orleans but fear post-Katrina environmental hazards.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

The Cultural Impact of Eroding Wetlands

by Kari Lydersen on November 18 2009, 12:00PM

Louisiana tribes cling to traditions as oil and gas industries take their land.

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Green Worker Cooperatives

by Cindy Yurth on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

Making business healthy and profitable in the South Bronx

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