Previous Environmental Justice News 2024

Illinois EPA Must Revamp Its Permitting Process After Chicago Activists File Civil Rights Complaint 02-26-24

“It shouldn’t have to be this hard to get these common sense rules in place.” Read more

A Geothermal Energy Boom Could Be Coming to Chicago’s South Side 02-23-24

The key to building low-carbon infrastructure in the city? Its trademark alley Read more

Micro Solar Leases: A New Income Stream for Black Farmers in the South? 02-14-24

EnerWealth Solutions wants to bring the benefits of renewable energy to Black farmers and landowners in the Carolinas.

Campus Divestment Activists Eye Fossil Fuel Profits on Stolen Land 02-09-24

Grist investigation reveals 14 land-grant universities making millions off Indigenous land.

Michael Mann, a Leading Climate Scientist, Wins His Defamation Suit 02-08-24

The researcher had sued two writers for libel and slander over comments about his work. The jury awarded him damages of more than $1 million. Read more

Misplaced Trust 02-07-24

Stolen Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system. Climate change is its legacy. Read more

Ignoring Indigenous Rights is Making the Green Transition More Expensive 02-02-24

“If you’re going to develop energy in the U.S. you’ve got to do it with the support of tribal communities.” Read more

Lost Photographs of Black America 02-01-24

A trove of images from the 1960s and ’70s, discovered in a Swedish bank vault, offers new perspectives on the past—and the present.

How a Black Miami Neighborhood Became ‘ground zero for climate gentrification’ 01-29-24

A documentary, Razing Liberty Square, examines the plight of families in Liberty City as developers ‘revitalize’ community on desirable higher land. Read more

How an Oil Boom in North Dakota Led to a Boom in Evictions 01-19-24

New study links surge of oil workers to long-term residents losing their homes. Read more

Environmental Injustice 01-15-24

“Today, zip code is still the most potent predictor of an individual’s health and well-being” Read more