HUD accuses city of Chicago of environmental racism by moving polluters to Black, Latino neighborhoods, stemming from General Iron probe

The city of Chicago is violating the civil rights of its residents by relocating polluting businesses from white communities into Black and Latino areas that already are overwhelmed with environmental and health issues, federal officials have found after a nearly two-year investigation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentContinue Reading

Correcting Past Wrongs to Move Forward: A Voices Crossover Conversation on Environmental Justice | Latino Voices | Chicago News

When it comes to industrial pollution, it’s often Chicago’s Latino and Black communities who bear the brunt. Nowhere has that been more evident than Chicago’s Southeast Side. After a two-year battle, environmental justice advocates fought metal shredding company General Iron and succeeded when the city denied the company a permit inContinue Reading

Top U.S. environmental regulator to visit Houston neighborhoods where Black and Latino residents bear brunt of pollution – Houston Public Media

EPA Administrator Michael Regan speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Washington. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan will visit Houston on Friday as part of a weeklong tour of neighborhoods across the South where pollution has impacted people’s health — predominantly forContinue Reading

Why Democrats’ climate goals may test their Latino appeal

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — At a recent house party near the U.S.-Mexico border, the conversation with Democratic congressional candidate Rochelle Garza flowed from schools and taxes to immigration and efforts to convert an old railway line into a hiking trail. One thing that didn’t come up that Friday night overContinue Reading

Iowa Latino Groups Take Action For Their Environments

Six-year-old Paloma Bribriesco shows the way around the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids. She just finished nature camp. And sometimes, she ran around too fast to keep up. Her dad Andrew Bribriesco cheered her on: “¡Correle, correle!” (Run, run!) Paloma’s pink and white tennis shoes pound the dampContinue Reading

Big banks want Black, Latino communities to trust them

Sylvia Adetona has deposited checks at the same financial institution for more than 25 years. That doesn’t mean she trusts banks. Over the decades, the 68-year-old South Los Angeles resident has seen the unequal treatment banks gave communities of color and low-income customers. In the leadup to the Great Recession,Continue Reading