What They’re Saying: Environmental and Health Advocates Support California’s Move to Prevent New Oil Drilling Near Communities, Expand Health Protections

SACRAMENTO – Environmental and health advocates in California and throughout the country applauded Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement that the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) has released a proposal that would prohibit new wells and facilities within a 3,200-foot exclusion area – or setback – from homes, schools,Continue Reading

TimesOC: Advocates look for environmental justice in Orange County

Good morning and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Friday, Oct. 22. I’m Ben Brazil, bringing you the latest roundup of Orange County news and events. As climate change threatens to worsen environmental health disparities in communities throughout Orange County, the low-income and Latino neighborhoods of Santa Ana are particularlyContinue Reading

Plant-Based Food Companies Face Critics: Environmental Advocates

Consumers and investors alike have gobbled up Beyond Meat’s burgers, sausage and chicken in recent years, thanks at least in part to the company’s message that its plant-based products are good for the environment. But some aren’t so sure. One investor tracking firm gives Beyond Meat a zero when itContinue Reading

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) catch and an elevator to go to the Senate Chamber to vote, in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

In Kyrsten Sinema’s 2009 book, Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions That Win and Last, she described the necessity of working with Republicans so she could “get something done.” But after months when Sen. Sinema (D-Ariz.) has defiantly snubbed a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that contains the bulk ofContinue Reading

BROAD COALITION OF ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS URGES IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OF THE SAVE THE BEES BILL

Booker, EPA Administrator Regan, NJ DEP Commissioner LaTourette, Mayor Baraka, and Advocates Survey and Discuss Environmental Justice Issues Affecting Newark Residents Newark, NJ – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined EPA Administrator Michael Regan, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Ironbound Community Corporation, and New JerseyContinue Reading

Environmental justice advocates look to $3.5T federal spending bill for bold action • Missouri Independent

Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration want to use their massive $3.5 trillion spending plan to help communities that have been devastated by environmental pollution and degradation. For years, activists have been pushing for government recognition of what’s known as environmental justice, the broad movement to provide restitution to communitiesContinue Reading

Environmental justice advocates look to historic $3.5T spending bill for bold action

Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration want to use their massive $3.5 trillion spending plan to help communities that have been devastated by environmental pollution and degradation. For years, activists have been pushing for government recognition of what’s known as environmental justice, the broad movement to provide restitution to communitiesContinue Reading