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Industry, with help from the state, has chosen to downplay or ignore risks to both workers in the fracking industry and locals who live near oil and gas sites, treatment plants, and sewage systems.

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I remember the feelings of newness, possibility, and responsibility as I sat with classmates in Harvard's Tosteson Medical Education Center in 2012, each of us staring at a blank sheet of paper.

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Acquittal of Indonesian villagers protesting pollution marks rare win against SLAPP

An Indonesian court has acquitted six villagers on the island of Bangka in a criminal case widely seen as an attempt to silence them by a company accused of polluting their village.

The Biden administration’s embrace of environmental justice has made wary activists willing to believe

The environmental justice movement has now achieved unprecedented prominence as activists work to entrench their gains within the federal government.

EPA takes up environmental justice complaint against Philly's permit for natural gas power plant

Residents and activists say the project will increase air pollution and lock in reliance on fossil fuels. They claim institutional racism is involved in the decision.

Grassy Narrows funding pact for mercury-poisoning care home spurs joy and bitter memories

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Environmental Science And Social Justice Activism Make Extraordinary Bedfellows: A Review Of ‘The World We Need.’

'The World We Need: Stories and Lessons from America’s Unsung Environmental Movement' is a gripping new anthology published by The New Press and edited by Brooklyn-based journalist Audrea Lim. It expertly shows how and why environmental science and social justice activism must work together.

Climate activists target a retrofitted ‘peaker plant’ in Queens, decrying new fossil fuel infrastructure

They say burning natural gas harms communities of color, exceeds New York's carbon limits and helps make the case for a federal clean energy standard.

Mapping the past and future of urban highways

Decades ago, the federal highway boom tore apart historically Black neighborhoods across the U.S. The legacy of this racist federal transportation policy continues to define urban spaces, even as some cities look to reconnect these communities.

Joseph Otis Minott: Pennsylvania DEP steamrolling power plant approval is out of step with agency rhetoric

The agency must do the right thing and reopen the public comment period for a proposed pipeline in Clinton County.

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Front-line communities bet on Biden. Can his EJ plan deliver?

The scope and complexity of President Biden's environmental justice plan is unprecedented. That's a reminder of what could still go wrong - but also a sign of how differently he is approaching the issue.

A lawyer known for fighting Chevron was found guilty of contempt of court by a federal judge

The ruling is the latest episode in a long legal battle over the alleged dumping of oil in the Amazon region of Ecuador from the 1960s to the 1990s by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001.

John Podesta, Michele L. Roberts: A path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon

In the next few weeks, congressional leaders have a critical opportunity to join forces with President Joe Biden to turn the tide against climate change, economic inequality, and environmental injustice.
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