Justice, greenhouse gas concerns may slow Covanta incinerator permit

State regulators likely will delay a decision on a new solid waste permit for Covanta Marion, the 36-year-old garbage incinerator in Brooks, to consider concerns raised during a public comment period. Opponents say allowing the facility to operate as proposed flies in the face of Gov. Kate Brown’s recent executiveContinue Reading

Dan and Sheryl Tishman and their NorthLight Foundation are giving more than $11.12 million to the School for Environment and Sustainability. (Photo courtesy of SEAS)

The NorthLight Foundation and Dan and Sheryl Tishman are giving more than $11.12 million to help the School for Environment and Sustainability expand its environmental justice efforts and impact at a pivotal time for social justice. The gift is the largest in SEAS’ history and will help address the growingContinue Reading

Dan and Sheryl Tishman

Dan and Sheryl Tishman The NorthLight Foundation and Dan and Sheryl Tishman have committed an $11.125 million gift to the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability to expand the school’s environmental justice efforts and impact at a pivotal time for social justice. The gift is the largest inContinue Reading

The Necessity of Love to Environmental Justice

Photo by Photo Boards/Unsplash Often, in trying to “win over” members of the public, environmental justice activists must consider the most effective frameworks for education and thus recruitment to their movements. The climate crisis, the sixth mass extinction and many feedback loops of ecological damage all fundamentally threaten human civilization, and it isContinue Reading

Tensions erupt between environmental justice leaders and White House

“It’s really outrageous,” Patterson said of the Aug. 19 call with Kieve. “With all the crises our communities are facing right now, that all this energy and aggression was focused on receiving emails.” The contretemps over the email blast, outlined here for the first time, symbolizes the administration’s challenges inContinue Reading