Previous Environmental Justice News 2023

Biden to create national monuments in Nevada and Texas 03-21-23

President Joe Biden on Tuesday will sign proclamations establishing two national monuments in Nevada and Texas. Read more

Scheduling woes delay Biden’s largest land conservation act 03-10-23

It’s been 100 days since Biden promised to protect Avi Kwa Ame in Nevada. Read more

On the Frontlines in a ‘Cancer Alley,’ Black Women Inspired by Faith Are Powering the Environmental Justice Movement 02-20-23 Read more

Six Environmental Justice Policy Fights to Watch in 2023 01-19-23

These are the issues competing for priority this year as $60 billion earmarked in the Inflation Reduction Act for environmental justice efforts begins to flow into U.S. communities. Read more

‘Environmental racism’ and the mysterious cars rusting in D.C. woods 01-19-23

“They don’t have cars in the woods of Rock Creek Park,” said advocate Nathan Harrington. “I don’t see why we should.” Read more

Environmental racism in Tennessee, fueled by the presence of military bases 01-17-23

As a nationwide phenomenon, environmental racism occurs when low-income people of color are disproportionately exposed to pollution due to the neighborhoods they are forced to live in. Read more

The Martin Luther King Jr. collection at Morehouse – five things I’ve learned 01-12-23

King read voraciously across a wide range of topics, everything from the “The Diary of Anne Frank” to “Candide.” Of course, he also read about theology and religion and philosophy and politics. But he especially enjoyed literature and the works of Leo Tolstoy. Read more

Funding for environmental justice is coming. Will it reach communities most in need? 01-10-23

Michael Regan hardly could have sounded more ardent Tuesday afternoon as he announced that the first $100 million in environmental justice grants made possible by last year’s Inflation Reduction Act will soon become available. Read more