Justice

  • State revokes permit for proposed Springfield biomass plant

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    SPRINGFIELD — A proposed biomass power plant, long the subject of controversy and opposition, had its air quality permit revoked by the state Department of Environmental Protection on Friday. The proposed wood-burning plant is being developed by Palmer Renewable Energy. However, in a letter to the company, MassDEP western regional ...
  • Havasupai tribal council member named White House environmental justice advisor

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    A tribal council member for the Havasupai Tribe, which is nestled at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, has been tapped to join the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Arizona’s representative is Carletta Tilousi. She’s also the vicechair of the council. She and the team will be giving environmental ...
  • Climate change … always a bridesmaid

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    By 2050, many of climate change’s worst projected impacts could be fully upon us—or fully upon our descendants. The question is, will a half-century of sustained manmade upheaval ever dominate the top of the news? I’m skeptical. Worldwide, COVID-19 has had a lock on Top Story for a year now. ...
  • Port to consider environmental justice

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    The Week Former Florida GOP congressman: State politicians assuming Gaetz’s career is over Scandal-ridden Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said he isn’t resigning from Congress, but his “political brethren” in Florida “are already jockeying to take his seat,” The Wall Street Journal reports. The Justice Department is reportedly investigating payments Gaetz ...
  • Environmental justice academy comes to Dayton

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    Martin pointed to the news Hope Center for Families being built in Northwest Dayton by Omega Baptist Church as an example of the kind of neighborhood redevelopment projects graduates might work on. ExploreOmega breaks ground on $11M Hope Center for Families Environmental justice is the fair treatment and involvement of ...
  • Port Of San Diego Weighs Including Environmental Justice In Master Plan

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    Listen to the Podcast Episode The public agency that manages the tidelands around San Diego Bay is considering adjusting the way it does business. The Port of San Diego’s new master plan, a planning document … Read more → Aired: April 2, 2021 | Transcript + Subscribe to this podcast
  • Neighbors Rally for Environmental Justice in East Phillips

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    By STEVE SANDBERG AND KAREN CLARK, EAST PHILLIPS NEIGHBORHOOD INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBERS (Photo By: MICAH SPIELER-SANDBERG) On Sunday March 7, supporters of the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project gathered atop the Greenway bike path‘s Martin Olav Sabo Bridge in East Phillips Neighborhood. Organized with the help of the local ...
  • Environmental Factor – April 2021: Environmental justice through

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    Engaging communities in research that supports environmental justice took center stage in a March 22 webinar and a review paper(https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/EHP6274) published Feb. 16, both supported by NIEHS. The webinar was part of a series hosted by the collaborative Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (EHD Centers). The review ...
  • Offshore Wind & Enviro. Justice

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    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Biden Administration Announces Initiatives for Offshore Wind On March 29, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with state officials, industry executives, and labor leaders to announce new leasing, funding, ...
  • EPA to start environmental justice training program in Dayton

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    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement made with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission to co-sponsor the Miami Valley Regional Environmental Justice Academy in Dayton. EPA officials said the “EJ Academy” is a training program developed for emerging community, nonprofit and environmental leaders to ...