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Inslee in MichiganLast week multiple Presidential candidates were invited to #visit48217, MI’s most polluted ZIP. Only one candidate showed up, @JayInslee, to hear from the community & frontline workers. The 1st step on the journey to #EnvironmentalJustice & a #RegenerativeEconomy is showing up. https://t.co/pKcT2cRonD
Inslee in MichiganWe 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 DebateIn 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 …
Climate change impacts in Michigan“I want a breathable future for my grandchildren and their children. — Detroit residents are calling on 2020 candidates to visit the city’s most polluted neighborhoods and see firsthand how climate change impacts communities of color https://t.co/waOlm0g1Pn
Democratic debate in Detroit, near Flint, brings attention to water issues, inequalityAs 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.
2020 contenders put climate justice front and center ahead of Democratic debatesSeveral 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 communitiesWashington 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.
Inslee seeks to push climate change agenda at Detroit presidential debateWashington 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 …