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Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

On Oct 26, 2020
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RT @Bwillisful: “Is this a joke?” she said. “It would take billions of dollars to fix what is wrong with our environment here. All of a sudden [@EPAAWheeler 's] going to throw somebody a grain of sand in a community where people have been poisoned for decades?” https://t.co/lWBW6xVYLS
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and parks lie on...

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On Oct 26, 2020
@SierraClub shared
RT @Bwillisful: “Is this a joke?” she said. “It would take billions of dollars to fix what is wrong with our environment here. All of a sudden [@EPAAWheeler 's] going to throw somebody a grain of sand in a community where people have been poisoned for decades?” https://t.co/lWBW6xVYLS
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Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and parks lie ...

The rise of environmental justice

The rise of environmental justice

In the midst of a pandemic and an uprising for racial equity, advocates for communities of color near industrial facilities seize the moment

Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus

Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus

Scientist Sacoby Wilson has long focused on health issues related to environmental injustice. In an e360 interview, he discusses how social and environmental inequality have contributed to ...

Environmental and Justice Activists Need to Join Forces

Environmental and Justice Activists Need to Join Forces

To achieve an equitable, sustainable culture and economy, we must combine efforts that liberate communities of color and liberate the planet.

For some environmentalists, 'I can't breathe' is about more than police brutality

For some environmentalists, 'I can't breathe' is about more than police brutality

Communities of color in the US are feeling the effects of environmental injustice, but advocates say it hasn't always captured the same public outrage as other forms of systemic racism.

Op-ed: Environmental racism in action—the Trump Administration’s plans to gut the National Environmental Policy Act

Op-ed: Environmental racism in action—the Trump Administration’s plans to gut the National Environmental Policy Act

The Trump administration is trying mightily to gut the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the law that mandates rigorous, science-based environmental impact reviews for ...

Environmental Racism in Action: The Trump Administration’s Plans to Gut NEPA

Environmental Racism in Action: The Trump Administration’s Plans to Gut NEPA

The loss of public input in the administration’s proposed changes has environmental justice leaders up in arms. For them, the silencing amounts to regulatory racism. To make sure residents ...

Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing agencies to look for ways to speed up building of highways and other major projects by scaling back...

'They chose us because we were rural and poor': when environmental racism and climate change collide

'They chose us because we were rural and poor': when environmental racism and climate change collide

The environmental movement has a long history in America’s south – yet people of color and impoverished communities continue to face dangerous pollution

Communities of color are dumping grounds for toxic waste in Michigan

Communities of color are dumping grounds for toxic waste in Michigan

This is the second in a series of stories exploring environmental racism in Michigan. You can read the first part here. The dust and stench...

Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles. More bad air is forecast.

Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles. More bad air is forecast.

After missing out on cleaner air during the coronavirus lockdown, the Chicago area just suffered its longest streak of high-pollution days in more than a decade.

The BREATHE Act would defund police — and fund environmental justice

The BREATHE Act would defund police — and fund environmental justice

This week the Movement for Black Lives released a new legislative proposal that has gained the support of Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.

COVID-19 recovery must include environmental justice

COVID-19 recovery must include environmental justice

Caroline Gleason is AGU’s spring 2020 public affairs intern and a graduate student studying climate and society at Columbia University. She is passionate about climate communication, STEM ...

Louisville’s 'Black Lives Matter' Demonstrations Continue a Long Quest for Environmental Justice

Louisville’s 'Black Lives Matter' Demonstrations Continue a Long Quest for Environmental Justice

African American activists have been targeting another killer, toxic pollutants, in the city’s Rubbertown district for decades.

Environmental Justice Activists Arrested Amid Growing Concerns Over Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Pollution

Environmental Justice Activists Arrested Amid Growing Concerns Over Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Pollution

Mounting concerns over pollution, public health, and the expansion of the petrochemical industry came to a head when two activists were detained in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on October 30, ...

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The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the corrosive legacy of environmental racism in the United States.

Environmental racism: It’s real and Democratic candidates must show how they’ll address it [Opinion]

Environmental racism: It’s real and Democratic candidates must show how they’ll address it [Opinion]

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