Monday, June 18, 2018

Tag: environmental racism

EPA Study ReConfirms That Race Remains Biggest...

Established in 1970 under the Nixon administration, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has worked to maintain and enforce national standards set by environmental...

Africatown, A Small Historically Black Town Fighting...

In the spring of 1860, a year before the Civil War, a wealthy Alabama shipbuilder and plantation owner named Timothy Meaher chose to toy...

In Orlando, America’s Theme Park Capital, Low...

The struggle for environmental justice in low-income and Black communities continues. This is most certainly the case in Orlando, Florida. In the heart of...

Two Years After the Declaration of a...

Something was in the water. For more than a year and a half after their source of public water was switched from Lake Huron...

American Petroleum Institute Dismisses Study Linking Oil,...

Officials with the American Petroleum Institute are refuting the findings of a recent report highlighting the disproportionate risk of pollution-related health problems facing African-Americans,...

Study: Black Americans Face Disproportionate Risk of...

Black Americans are at higher risk of developing pollution-related health problems caused by the locations of oil and gas refineries, according to a new...

City to Flint Residents: Either Pay These...

The City of Flint, Mich., is still billing residents for unsafe tap water. Now, those who can't afford to pay — or simply refuse...

Environmental Racism Continues to Deny Black People...

There's a reason why Black communities are most often the hosts for waste and sewage facilities, power plants and land fills. For years, our...

Three Years Later, Water Specialist Says Broken...

Although it's been three years, the struggle for Flint, Mich., is far from over as the lead-tainted city is still in need of new...

Civil Rights Commission: Primary Cause of the...

Michigan's Civil Rights Commission issued a scathing report on Friday, Feb. 17, asserting that "systemic racism" was at the root of Flint's devastating water...

Victorious Pipeline Protesters Set Their Sights on...

With the Dakota Access Pipeline battle seemingly behind them, veterans and local activists who rallied at North Dakota's Standing Rock have now focused their...

Contaminated Water, Price Hike in Lead Treatment...

Amid mounting pressure from Flint residents and civil rights advocates, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally begun its investigation into whether Michigan's state and...

Judge Says Flint Residents Can Sue State,...

Residents of Flint, Michigan scored a small victory yesterday after a judge ruled that they could indeed sue the state of Michigan and government...

Former NBA Star Rasheed Wallace Pens Fiery...

In the past year, the public health disaster that became known as the Flint Water Crisis has all but disappeared from the daily news...

U.S. Preaches Human Rights Across The Globe,...

Who will hold America accountable for its crimes against humanity? The water austerity measures in Detroit, and the lead poisoning crisis in Flint –...

Black Woman Fires Back at Bernie Sanders’...

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