'Environmental racism' in Detroit's 'most polluted' neighbourhood

In a corner of southwest Detroit, there's a community that's spent years grappling with the air they're breathing in. The 48217 district has become known as Michigan's "most polluted zip code".

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Hyperlocal air pollution analysis shows health inequities

Rates of asthma and mortality attributable to air pollution vary among Bay Area neighborhoods.

Exclusive: EPA reverses Trump stance in push to tackle environmental racism

Michael Regan, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, launches crackdown on pollution that disproportionately affects people of color.

NAACP report: Fossil fuel industry uses deception to conceal damage to BIPOC communities

The fossil fuel industry continues to use a long list of deceptive tactics to conceal environmental destruction that harms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income communities.

Washington’s environmental laws don’t protect communities of color. Will the Legislature fix that?

After decades of inaction and false starts, Washington lawmakers are on the verge of taking a first, tentative step toward addressing environmental racism in the state. Now, they have to hope state regulators will follow along.

Understanding the fossil fuel industry's legacy of white supremacy

In December, The New York Times published a story revealing how ExxonMobil and other oil companies had paid a public relations firm named FTI to build “news” and information websites falsely suggesting grassroots support for the fossil fuel industry and its initiatives. ExxonMobil, which didn’t

How safe is our drinking water?

Here's what the results of Consumer Reports' investigation into the safety of America's drinking water mean for you.

Proposal in south Santa Fe has kids speaking out on environmental justice

Associated Asphalt and Materials is seeking to consolidate its two asphalt plants by moving its facility half a mile north — farther from some neighborhoods but closer to El Camino Real Academy.

Op-ed: Environmental racism in Chicago will be made worse by General Iron facility

In this op-ed, Chicago high school students talk about why they're fighting the construction of a new industrial facility in their neighborhood.

Tories, Bloc likely to reject Canadian environmental racism bill

Bill C-230 would require the federal government to collect data on locations affected by environmental hazards, and to examine their connections to race, socioeconomic status and health.

Plan to expand Texas highway stalled over environmental racism concerns

Texas is crisscrossed by thousands of miles of freeways, but a Houston-area county is suing the state to stop one of them being expanded, arguing the air pollution and displacement will primarily harm minority communities.

'Environmental racism'? Tenn. pipeline sparks uproar

The Memphis City Council yesterday stepped into the path of a proposed oil pipeline through the Tennessee city, casting its opposition as a fight against "environmental racism."

Brownfields are big problem for the poor, people of color in county

Environmental racism translates into poorer overall health outcomes and high risks of environmental illness than richer, predominantly white communities experience.
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