Dramatic blooms of algae are choking the Chesapeake Bay and killing crabs and fish.
Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)
"Institute, one of two majority-Black communities in the state, was left out of an effort earlier this year to tighten limits on cancer-causing chemicals. Now, a community group is suing."
"On certain nights, behind some of your favorite restaurants, roving groups of dog owners set their posse of pooches loose on urban rodents".
"Policymakers hoped deregulated energy markets would lower utility bills through open competition. Energy advocates found the opposite: retail energy companies are fleecing low-income communities of color in cities like Baltimore."
Save the dates for SEJ's 33rd annual conference, hosted by University of Pennsylvania!
What do you think should be on the agenda for #SEJ2024 in Philly? If you're an SEJ member and/or a Full member of The Uproot Project, you're welcome to submit a proposal. Here are some helpful tips for pitching a panel. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1. And while you're thinking about your panel, check out the Tour Sneak Peek and snag a hotel room — last year we ran out, so don't wait! Not a member? If you're eligible, join SEJ and The Uproot Project today! If you're not a member, you can still get involved.
"A crypto-mining company in Pennsylvania is seeking to burn tires to produce bitcoin, prompting an outcry from residents and environmental groups."
"The largest natural gas-producing counties in Appalachia have had worse economic outcomes than the rest of the region and the nation since the start of the region’s fracking boom, according to a new report."