In his own words: “I was taught from a young age that we must work to help those less fortunate than we are. While climate change is a threat to all of us, it is low income communities, communities of color and indigenous communities who today and in the future will suffer the most from climate change. As a Senator I have made environmental justice a top priority, and I will continue to do so on the campaign trail and in the White House — and there is no bigger environmental justice issue than climate change.

Further, I draw motivation to take bold action to address the climate crisis from my faith. 

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Cory Booker Climate Change News Feed


Booker's environmental justice plan

We’re glad to see that Senator Cory Booker’s campaign has pledged to focus on environmental justice and help support those communities that have borne a disproportionate burden of polluters’ unchecked actions. For too long, people in those areas have been disregarded or disenfranchised from the decisions that affect them. Booker’s plans to increase enforcement of … Continue reading ""


Fringe demand goes mainstream: Stop drilling and mining

O’Rourke and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have promised to halt new fossil fuel leasing on their first day in the White House. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, along with Warren, have co-sponsored the “Keep It in the Ground Act,” which would also stop leasing. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has … Continue reading ""


LCV Women Attend She the People

By Liz Jacob, LCV Associate Digital Campaigns Manager Last week, I had the opportunity to join other LCV women and travel to Houston to attend the history-making She the People presidential forum — it was the FIRST presidential candidate forum centered on and for women of color. My journey began at the Baltimore airport for … Continue reading "lcv-women-attend-she-the-people"

Change the Climate 2020

Cory Booker rolls out plan for tougher EPA action at SC environmental justice event

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said the Trump administration is letting polluters get away with fouling the environment. He says poor communities, like those in South Carolina, are among those hurt most.


Booker on environmental justice

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Friday unveiled an environmental justice proposal, saying it’s time to address regulatory practices at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that ignore the concentration of pollution in some communities.


Booker in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker on Friday said that it’s time to overhaul environmental policies that he sees as unfairly disadvantaging minority and impoverished communities. Calling environmental inequality one of today’s civil rights battles, the New Jersey senator said during a campaign stop in the South Carolina capital that the federal government … Continue reading ""

PBS NewsHour

1st q for Booker is on climate change; he says situation is more dire for communities of color. Pledges commitment to environmental justice if elected president. #ShethePeople2020