environmental justice

Environmental justice, social cost of carbon, carbon accounting, climate finance, EPA, Department of Energy, Leon Kaye, Chicago

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Social Cost of Carbon and Environmental Justice

A Chicago court ruled unanimously that the Department of Energy “acted within its authority and did not violate any regulatory or statutory provisions"…
Environmental justice considers the local environmental impact of air and water pollution from industry. Consider this housing community situated right next to an oil refinery in Richmond, CA

Environmental Justice Wins with California Cap-and-Trade

Environmental justice is in need of a win, especially when the current climate crisis serves to magnify racial inequality and dramatically effects the…
Mining, gold mining, South Africa, Richard Spoor, silicosis, tuberculosis, Leon Kaye, human rights

Judge Rules South African Gold Miners Can Pursue Class-Action Suit

In a historic decision for South Africa, a Johannesburg judge ruled that thousands of gold miners can progress with a class-action lawsuit against…
Houston, Texas, Houston Museum of Natural Science, clean energy, oil and gas, The Natural History Museum, TEJAS, Project Row House, Leon Kaye

Activists Highlight Oil Company Influence of Houston Science Museum

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most visited museums in the U.S., finds itself coming under scrutiny because of its…
Protesters call for the resignation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in the wake of the Flint water crisis.

How Michigan’s Elimination of Democracy Poisoned a City

How could something like the Flint water crisis happen? Just take a look at Michigan's rotten political culture.
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The Flint Water Crisis: A Timeline

After the Michigan city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River to save money, enough lead to qualify as toxic waste…
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The LA Methane Leak: 2015’s Epic Environmental Injustice

Environmental injustice can occur anywhere, and this Christmas, a gated community of 30,000 residents in the scenic hills of Los Angeles proved this…
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Bill McKibben’s Brash One-Man-Stand Against Exxon and Climate Change

There are more than 160,000 gas stations in the U. S., more than three times the number of supermarkets. Yet when 350.org founder…
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Mount Polley Mine: ‘Indigenous Law’ Will Now Be Enforced

Six months after billions of gallons of tailings waste barreled into the Fraser River watershed in British Columbia, Canada, local Aboriginal communities are…
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Report: Pollution is the Leading Cause of Death in the Developing World

Pollution is the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries, according to a report from the Global Alliance on Health and…
A protest against a proposed incinerator in Baltimore.

Poll Clears Up Misconceptions: People of Color Concerned About Climate Change

Despite the long-standing environmental justice movement, the misconception that people of color don’t care about environmental issues remains. But a new poll commissioned…
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Houston’s One-Bin Recycling Program: Path to Zero Waste or Environmental Racism?

When you think of zero waste, you might picture towering compost heaps or overflowing recycling carts – but what about one bin for…
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CSR Asia Highlights the Benefits of Sustainable Palm Oil

Giving smallholders greater say in multi-stakeholder initiatives holds out the promise of greater business opportunities and sustainability for palm oil producers, according to…
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Obama, McCarthy Reaffirm Government’s Commitment to Environmental Justice

On the 25th anniversary of a historic executive order issued by then President Clinton, the President and EPA Administrator's renewed commitment to environmental…
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Los Angeles River Greening Demonstrates Fundamental Elements of Environmental Justice

The Army Corps of Engineers paved the LA river in a sea of concrete in the 1930s. Today, restoration is bringing back more…