Fact Sheet: President Biden Tackles Methane Emissions, Spurs Innovations, and Supports Sustainable Agriculture to Build a Clean Energy Economy and Create Jobs

Dr. White-Newsome will help lead and coordinate the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address environmental injustices Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced the appointment of Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome to be CEQ’s Senior Director for Environmental Justice. Dr. White-Newsome succeeds Dr. Cecilia Martinez as the second personContinue Reading

Environmental justice pioneer slams proposed landfill in Houston

Bob Bullard stood at the microphone in the banquet hall on the west side of town and reminded Texas environmental regulators that they needed to protect everyone equally under the law. Bullard is known as the father of environmental justice. The proposal that regulators were considering Tuesday night to expandContinue Reading

Coalition of Environmental Justice and National Groups Celebrates Equity Advances, Calls on Biden & Congress to Further Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice

Austin, TX — Today, 13 organizations petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action in Texas, where the state’s air permitting program has for years failed to meet public participation and environmental justice obligations under federal environmental and civil rights laws. Until EPA addresses the deficiencies identified inContinue Reading

School of Sustainability’s leadership must reinvest in environmental justice and a fossil-free future

Celina Scott-Buechler is a doctoral student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program for Environment & Resources, where she focuses on federal climate policy, carbon dioxide removal and just transitions. Karli Moore is a doctoral student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program for Environment & Resources and member of the Environmental Justice WorkingContinue Reading

University of Maine researchers: Circular economy concepts may be overlooking environmental justice

As more nonprofits, municipalities, public agencies and businesses begin planning for and investing in circular economy projects, where does social and environmental justice fit into the vision?  A team of University of Maine researchers asked that question in a recent study, “Just By Design,” where they documented language used in aboutContinue Reading

18 Organizations Prioritizing Climate Solutions for Underrepresented Communities Win $200,000 Each The Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize fosters grassroots innovation, community-centric networks, and ground-up solutions to accelerate climate and clean energy technology advancement within disadvantaged communities. Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announcedContinue Reading

Mayoral candidates gear up for first debate — Garcia picks up steam — Plastic straw crackdown

Environmental justice activists are hoping to site fewer industrial facilities in Newark, N.J. | Wayne Parry/AP Photo THE REAL WORLD: NEW JERSEY — Across the country, environmental justice has become a buzzword deployed in goals, aspirations and administration actions. But in New Jersey, officials are getting real: They’re putting theContinue Reading

Gov. Kathy Hochul announces a historic $150 million investment and a partnership with Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and Westchester County Executive George Latimer to address longstanding water infrastructure and related public-health challenges that have plagued the city of Mount Vernon for decades. (Don Pollard/Office of Gov. Kathy Hochul)

By Patrick Dunn for Planet Detroit.Broadcast version by Emily Scott for Maryland News Connection with support from the Solutions Journalism Network Sheila Roberts recalls walking through Cooper Plaza, the Camden, N.J. neighborhood she calls home in 2002, noticing something unusual: a newly planted, tree-lined street. “Immediately upon looking at theContinue Reading