Don't compromise science when protecting water quality in the nation’s rivers and streams: Derrick Z. Jackson

Follow the science – which Obama used and Trump ditched – in developing a new definition of "waters of the US" under the Clean Water Act.

With its "Waters of the United States" rule, President Obama's administration enacted unprecedented protections of rivers and streams.

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Systemic racism continues to plague pandemic response: Derrick Z. Jackson

On March 29, Eric, the most prominent lay leader at my church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, perished from COVID-19.
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States dismantle COVID-19 safety protocols at our peril: Derrick Z. Jackson

The gusto of Reopening 2.0 already has epidemiologists bracing for a fourth gale of coronavirus.

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500,000 US COVID-19 deaths and counting—a shameful public health failure: Derrick Z. Jackson

A century since the 1918 flu claimed an estimated 675,000 lives in the United States, COVID-19 is about to claim its 500,000th life in the nation.
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The environmental justice movement moves front and center: Derrick Z. Jackson

The voice of environmental justice, once lonely in the wilderness of systemic racism, is growling like a tiger and prowling like a panther in the halls of power, helping shape President Biden's cabinet with nominees pledging to restore environmental and public health protections dismantled by the previous administration.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Officials at the highest levels are discussing the possibility of caving in on controlling the coronavirus and instead letting it run rampant throughout the United States until we reach "herd immunity," the point where the virus effectively runs out of people to infect.

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As the virus rampages through Washington, essential workers nationwide are paying the price: Derrick Z. Jackson

On October 6, the Roll Call news service reported that 123 employees and contractors who maintain, clean, protect, and restore the offices, buildings, and grounds of Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court have now tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

When Fox News announced the lineup of topics for the upcoming presidential debate, climate change and environmental justice were nowhere to be seen.
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