Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: environmental justice

Biden administration forms new Office of Environmental Justice

"... it is imperative that our leaders produce real, tangible solutions to protect Black and frontline communities and correct existing and past harms..."

A Chicago neighborhood is redefining toxicity in pursuit of environmental justice

Since 2000, toxic tours in this community have evolved from talking about pollution, to now include systemic racism, policing, and mass incarceration.

Why we need environmental justice at the heart of climate action

The Global South and communities of color in Global North countries disproportionately face harms from climate change, writes Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate in her new book, A Bigger Picture.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first...

This is a perfect chance for President Biden to show the country and the world just how serious he is about environmental justice.

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight the climate crisis

"We applaud Jeff Bezos' philanthropy, but one hand cannot give what the other is taking away."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on environmental justice, shutting down pipelines, capitalism &...

The way I see this is you make the concrete commitment on finances, you make the concrete commitment on bringing people together, and then you ask the communities to identify what needs to be done.

Warren, Booker & Steyer to take part in first-ever presidential forum...

“It’s important that we have these conversations about climate change, but those are the symptoms of a disease.”

While the Amazon burns, Brazil’s indigenous peoples rise up

A record outbreak of fires is incinerating the Amazon, the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world, which is home to at least one in...

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.