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Environmental Racism

Waiting For Environmental Justice to Come

David A. Love | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Environmental toxins and pollutants know no class or race, and yet government policies and corporate activities place an undue burden on the health of the poor and communities of color.

Racism's in the Air: Race Is the Determining Factor When It Comes to Who Breathes Bad Air

Javier Sierra | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

For decades the environmental justice movement has insisted that pollution is just another form of racism. Now a University of Minnesota study is conclusively confirming this painful reality.

Environmental Justice Should Not Be an Either/Or Proposition

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Because of the power of real estate interests (in this particular case), we are now set against each other, perplexed, lashing out.

Dear Bill Thompson, About That Gigantic Bloomberg Dump...

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will support you if you continue. However, if you decide to leave the race and want to reward your most stalwart and effective supporters, here's how.

Bloomberg's Last Dump: The Great Upper East Side Garbage Swindle

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.03.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

There's a mayor's race underway and pugnacious outgoing Mayor Bloomberg has found a way to continue whacking his opponents (and even his friends!) in the nose long after he's gone.

Lynne Peeples

Keystone XL's Sacrifice Zone: 'This Is Obviously Environmental Racism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

Plumes of smoke, billowing in various shades from white to black, frequently fill the skies over the Manchester neighborhood of Houston. It's no wonde...

Latina Activist Stands up to an Industry Sick With Greed

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

The pipeline -- a project that must be first approved by President Obama -- would transport millions of barrels of a type of crude that contains 20 percent more carbon than the conventional kind. Scientists have warned that if this project were completed, it would mean game over for the planet's climate.

Green Power or White Privilege?

Cali Slaughter | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago
Cali Slaughter

The struggle against Fisk and Crawford power plants has been ongoing for decades. Today the issue has effectively perked the ears of politicians. How influenced were they by the rapid gentrification of Pilsen?

Chevron's Terrestrial Oil Spill: Less Media, More Insidious Than Gulf Slick

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

Beth Doane has seen the impact of oil spills on communities, first-hand. And unlike the recent oil spill in the Gulf that's got the world's attention, Chevron's negligence in the Ecuadorian Amazon has been ignored for decades.

Siting Nukes in a Poor Black Town -- If A Black President Does It, Is It Still Environmental Racism?

Bruce Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Dixon

In the weeks since Obama announced $8.3 billion in loan guarantees to build new nuclear reactors in mostly black Burke County, GA, the inconvenient questions continue to pile up.

Abandoning Justice for Power in South Africa

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

In a country that has broken so much ground for global human rights, the hurdle of climate justice remains insurmountable.

Lands, Sacred Spaces Part of US Human Rights Review

Valerie Taliman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Taliman

The "listening session" held by the U.S. State Department drew more than 100 Native leaders, legal scholars and human rights activists. Testimonies covered rights to self-determination, land, natural resources, sacred sites and religious freedom.

Africville apology is a start, not an end

Mike Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Barber

Last week's apology by city of Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly, for the evictions and razing of the African-Canadian community of Africville in Nova Scotia ...

Copenhagen and Us

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rinku Sen

Communities of color, who experience the highest rates of joblessness and poverty, have also been hardest hit by environmental injustices.

Climate-Change Program To Aid Poor Nations Is Shut

New York Times | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The National Center for Atmospheric Research, an important hub for work on the causes and consequences of climate change, has shut down a program focu...

Environmental Racism Takes Hold In California

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Olivia Zaleski

Don't we all deserve clean air? The answer seems obvious, but in the predominantly Latino, Black and poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Southern Los An...