Justice

  • Environmental justice on the floor of Legislature

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    Robert W. Collin Oregon has led the states – often without acknowledgment — in developing locally authentic ways to address environmental justice in the work of our state natural resource agencies.  I am a founding volunteer appointment of the Environmental Justice Task Force and now serve as its current vice-chair. ...
  • Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice? — High

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    Albuquerque’s South Valley was once a thriving oasis of food production watered by a network of historic irrigation canals, or acequias. Today it’s home to several historic neighborhoods along the Rio Grande including Mountain View. After much of the area was rezoned in the 1960s, the residents, who are mainly ...
  • U.S. Justice Department seeks to modify oversight for Caribbean refinery

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    (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is seeking court approval to transfer environmental oversight for a U.S. Virgin Islands petroleum refinery to Limetree Bay Ventures, after the refinery violated the Clean Air Act under its previous operator, officials said Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Installations of the Limetree Bay petroleum refinery are ...
  • EPA Administrator Instructs Staff to Prioritize Environmental Justice

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    The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency directed all offices on Wednesday to incorporate environmental justice into all of their plans and actions. The EPA defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income with respect to ...
  • Environmental Justice Pathways Summit – Eugene Weekly

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    Sheila Watt Cloutier Environmental and climate justice takes center stage this week with two free virtual events. The first, this weekend, is the inaugural Environmental Justice Pathways Summit, sponsored by Beyond Toxics and the Eugene-Springfield branch of the NAACP and held in conjunction with the University of Oregon’s Climate Change ...
  • Every day is Earth Day — starting right now

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    Things are finally moving in the right direction! What will the new normal look like? In a huge victory for public health and environmental justice advocates, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection last week revoked a necessary air permit for the proposed biomass plant, Palmer Renewable Energy, in Springfield. The ...
  • White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council Holds First Meeting

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    During the past week, President Biden’s focus on environmental justice continued to take shape with the announcement by the White House of the Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) membership and the WHEJAC’s first meeting. Membership On March 29, the White House announced the 26 members of the WHEJAC — a ...
  • Environmental Justice Makes Return to EPA – Arizona Capitol Times

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    In this Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan, speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP) The U.S. Senate has made history by confirming Michael Regan as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under ...
  • Environmental racism is a legacy of white supremacy – The Daily Free Press

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    Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author(s). Andrea Wetzler is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences and president of Divest BU. Boston University’s continued investment in the fossil fuel industry is utterly indefensible. Despite ...
  • Join SJM virtually for Environmental Justice, Race, and Class

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    In recognition of April celebrations of Earth Day and Earth Month, Social Justice Matters will offer a program on Environmental Justice, Race and Class, on Monday, April 12 at 6 pm, as part of our continuing series on systemic racism. COVID-19 has affected Black communities and communities of color disproportionately. Environmental factors like toxic ...