Black and Latinx Families Live, Go to School and Grocery Shop Near Chemical Facilities
New research shows that the health risks—including cancer—multiply for people living at or near the poverty level.
STUDY: After Natural Disasters, Whites Accumulate Wealth While People of Color Lose It
There are marked racial differences in the cost of disasters.
Racial Justice Groups Enjoy Tenuous Victory in Halting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction
The completed pipeline would expose Black communities along its path to dangerous levels of pollution, says the NAACP.
Activists, Attorneys Say Government Ignored Data on Negative Impact of Pipeline on Natives, Blacks
The number of Indigenous people who could be negatively impacted is larger than those living near the Dakota Access pipeline.
Hip Hop Caucus Launches New Environmental Justice Podcast
Co-host Mustafa Santiago Ali: “‘Think 100%’ comes at a crucial time for our communities now and for future generations.”
Court Refuses to Dismiss Climate Kids' Lawsuit Against Federal Government
The case puts the Trump administration on trial for its actions regarding the environment.
Report Says EPA More Lenient on Polluters Under President Trump
An investigative analysis by The New York Times finds a steep decrease in enforcement under the Trump administration.
REPORT: How Pollution Trading Harms Black and Latinx Communities
A new analysis examines how corporations buy their way out of reducing emissions.
Hazardous Chemicals Released Into Air Following Hurricane-Related Refinery Accidents in Houston
ExxonMobil acknowledged that two of its refineries were damaged, and there was an unrelated pipeline leak.
Former EPA Official Mustafa Ali on Environmental Justice Under the Trump Administration
“They have not yet moved forward on a policy that would be beneficial to low-income communities, communities of color or indigenous populations.”
Maryland's Prince George's County Fights New Power Plants
The five plants will bring jobs to the area—but they will also cause a rise in pollution for the predominantly Black community.
Two Flint Whistle Blowers Honored With $250K Prize
Both intend to donate the money to further recovery efforts.
First Segment of Proposed Border Wall Would Run Through Wildlife Refuge
In Texas, the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge is attempting to bring back the endangered ocelot. The border wall could change that.
Texas Pipeline Spills Over 50K Gallons of Crude Oil
The incident led to the evacuation of 15 residences.
EPA Proposes to Remove Protections for Alaskan Watershed That Is Home to 30 Native Villages
The agency wants to re-open the discussion on the Pebble Mine Project, which could jeopardize the region’s wild salmon population.
Did the Flint Water Crisis Increase the City's Infant Mortality Rate?
Current numbers don’t show a huge change, but researchers are keeping their eye on trends.
New Harvard Analysis Highlights How Media Failed the People of Flint
“There is not much hope for the environmental security of all Americans if the media does not respond to emergencies in a nondiscriminatory way.”
U.S. Further Isolated As Result of G-20 Anti-Climate Change Decisions
The rest of the leading economies vowed their commitment to the Paris Agreement—and to aiding the developing world with climate change impacts.
Activists Launch a Solar Campaign to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
If the idea is successful, panels would dot the route instead.
New Climate Change Study Shuts Down Climate Deniers
The peer-reviewed research shows that future global warming may be worse than scientists had previously projected.