Environmental Justice Tag News Feed

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Castro on Instagram

Yesterday, I visited the Anaconda Copper Mine in Yerington, Nevada. The mine’s pollution is having devastating environmental consequences for the Yerington community—including the Paiute tribe who has called this land home for centuries. In my administration, the federal government will consult and seek consent from Indigenous people on projects like these that affect them. We’ll … Continue reading "https://www.instagram.com/p/B5DOdy1nJm6/"

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Booker on environmental justice

@CoryBooker on sanitation access: “Many communities across the country are facing environmental and public health threats . . . [these are] often communities of color or indigenous communities, and they tend to be low-income. This is unacceptable.” #FlushedAndForgotten

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Threat to humanity': Candidates discuss environmental issues at S.C. State forum

Six 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage Friday night, answering questions and engaging with audience members at the first-ever presidential forum on environmental justice on the campus of South Carolina State University.

The Times and Democrat

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Talk Environmental Justice in South Carolina

Environmental justice for suffering communities requires policy changes, action and corporate regulations, six 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates explained during a forum in South Carolina on Friday.

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Warren and Booker lead candidates at environmental justice forum

Only six candidates turned out for the first ever presidential forum on environmental justice at South Carolina State University on Friday night. Issues such as lead-contaminated water, food deserts, childhood asthma and proximity to polluting chemical plants and industrial pig farms disproportionately affect low-income communities, tribal nations and people of colour.

the Guardian

Why Elizabeth Warren Just Mentioned Redlining at a Climate Forum

At the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice Friday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t shy away from how the environment is directly related to other issues that people of color in the U.S. face—like housing. During her time on stage, she called out the legacy of segregation and slavery in the U.S.

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