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Castro on InstagramYesterday, 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 …
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
Cory Booker shines at first-ever presidential environmental justice forumSeveral Democratic 2020 candidates appeared on Friday in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to attend a historic event: the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice.
Steyer in South CarolinaIt was my honor to attend the first ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice at @SCSTATE1896. I am grateful for the work of @democracynow for hosting this event and for their work ensuring the voices of activists across the country are heard.
Threat to humanity': Candidates discuss environmental issues at S.C. State forumSix 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.
Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Talk Environmental Justice in South CarolinaEnvironmental 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.
Warren and Booker lead candidates at environmental justice forumOnly 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.
Why Elizabeth Warren Just Mentioned Redlining at a Climate ForumAt 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.
Booker in S”I’m the only person in the United States Senate that lives in a low-income black and brown community… I wanted to deal with issues of environmental injustice.” Sen. Cory Booker speaks at the Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, SC. https://t.co/eClaKbULpL
Delaney in South CarolinaJohn Delaney spoke at Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, SC: “I agree with everything Sen. Booker just said including the points he made about hair being an overstated virtue in modern American politics.” https://t.co/vmF2IZKTNm
Warren in South CarolinaOn the issue of air pollution, @ewarren says she wants to make it a federal priority to address the disproportionate effects felt by frontline communities. “I want to treat this as the public health emergency that it is,” she says. “I want to put the real resources on fixing it.” https://t.co/P68mZ0X99f