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Inslee in Michigan

We need a president who will end environmental racism,” says @JayInslee at a community forum in zip code 48217, the most polluted neighborhood in Michigan. “While we are saving ourselves from the climate crisis, we must make sure we are saving ourselves from injustice.


LCV Statement on First Night of Detroit Democratic Primary Debate

In response to the first night of the Detroit Democratic primary debate, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs, Tiernan Sittenfeld: “Following a powerful rally led by the Detroit communities most impacted by climate change, chronic pollution and toxic water, it was encouraging to see the presidential candidates … Continue reading "https://www.lcv.org/article/lcv-statement-first-night-detroit-democratic-primary-debate/"

League of Conservation Voters

Detroiters March For Green New Deal Ahead Of Democratic Debate

The Motor City is tired of its association with the combustion engine, and wants to be the epicenter of a new green industrial policy.


Democratic debate in Detroit, near Flint, brings attention to water issues, inequality

As the 2020 Democratic candidates continue to discuss climate change in the run-up to the primary, the debate in Detroit this week will bring attention to a topic crucial in the state of Michigan: water.

ABC News

2020 contenders put climate justice front and center ahead of Democratic debates

Several 2020 presidential hopefuls are highlighting climate justice as a priority ahead of this week’s Democratic debates in Michigan, a state whose residents have faced persistent lead- and chemical-tainted water supplies along with dangerous air pollution and an impending, controversial pipeline project.


Inslee's new energy plan aims puts focus on low-income communities

Washington Governor Jay Inslee will announce the newest policy addition to his climate change agenda Monday, unveiling a “Community Climate Justice” plan to address environmental justice and racism and to highlight how climate change and pollution is disproportionately harming low-income Americans and minorities.

NBC News

Inslee seeks to push climate change agenda at Detroit presidential debate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the fight against climate change and racial inequality should be combined into one effort. Inslee returned to Detroit’s 48217 zip code to roll out his plan to invest in marginalized communities on the “front line” of industrial pollution. Inslee visited the area earlier this year to highlight the impact of … Continue reading "https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2019/07/inslee-seeks-to-push-climate-change-agenda-at-detroit-presidential-debate.html"