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No EPA Funding = No Environmental Justice

BY Mark R. Burns ON March 27, 2017
Today, in the United States, race is still the most significant predictor of who suffers most from pollution. Communities of color – as well as Latino, Native American and low-income white communities – endure disproportionate exposure to air and water pollution, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination,...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Latino Community, Politics, Social Justice

‘Tis the Season to Protect Children’s Health

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink ON December 19, 2016
It’s time to get down to business – holiday business. While parents across the nation are rolling out Christmas cookies for their cuties to leave out for Santa, and lighting enduring Hanukkah and Kwanza candles, President-elect Trump is steamrolling a parade of fossil fuel-loving climate...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Politics, Social Justice

One Mom’s Story From the Frontlines of the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink ON October 31, 2016
  Tensions at Standing Rock Camp escalated last week. With intensifying clashes between law enforcement and the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and allies continue to stand strong. The pipeline’s route threatens ancestral lands and risks environmental damage if it leaks under the Missouri River. And...

TOPICS: Activism, Motherhood, Social Justice
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