Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

November 16, 2023

SEJ's 2024 Journalists' Guide to Environment + Energy

Watch the video recording of the 12th annual edition of the Journalists’ Guide to Environment + Energy on November 16, where leading environmental journalists from major news outlets predicted the top stories of the year ahead, David Byrne joined as our special guest, and the winner of the $10,000 Nina Mason Pulliam Award for Environmental Reporting was announced and presented live.


"Mega CAFOs on the Chesapeake"

"Chicken farms housing millions of animals threaten a fragile ecology"

"On a drizzly day in May, Maria Payan walked along a country road in Somerset County, Maryland, near her home. On one side of the road was a white house with a peaked roof and an American flag flying from the porch; a ride-on toy tractor was parked by the front steps. On the other, a row of six long, windowless metal buildings housed tens of thousands of chickens. “Oh, the smell is so bad,” Payan said. “Can you imagine living with this every day?”

Source: Sierra, 10/09/2023

"EPA Objects To Air Quality Permit Issued To US Steel’s Clairton Coke Works"

"The Environmental Protection Agency objected to an air quality permit issued to U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works, a move advocates say will protect Mon Valley residents from emissions of harmful air pollutants. The EPA filed the objection under the grounds that the permit — which was issued by the Allegheny County Health Department in November — did not comply with the Clean Air Act."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/09/2023
October 5, 2023

Environmental Storytelling and the Future of Clean Water

At 5:00 p.m. ET, SEJ board member Sara Shipley Hiles is leading the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Lecture with filmmakers Duy Lin Tu and Sebastian Tuinder speaking about their project, “Poisoning the Chesapeake,” followed by Mizzou students on their “Price of Plenty” project.


"In the Ambitious Bid to Reinvent South Baltimore, Justice Concerns Remain"

"Parks, trails, housing, commercial development, flood resiliency efforts and new community amenities are supposed to turn the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River into the next Inner Harbor. But some activists worry about gentrification and more injustice."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/02/2023

"As Waters Rise, a Community Must Decide: Do We Stay or Go?"

"Faced with more frequent flooding and worse to come, the Philadelphia environmental justice community of Eastwick is grappling with difficult questions about its future: Will levees and flood walls protect them, or should residents abandon their homes and move to higher ground?"

Source: YaleE360, 09/29/2023

Black Community in W. Va. Sues EPA to Spur Action on Toxic Air Pollution

"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."

Source: Mountain State Spotlight, 09/21/2023
September 19, 2023

Combating Green Corruption: Fighting Financial Crime As a Driver of Environmental Degradation

Join the Basel Institute on Governance at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC or via live stream for a discussion on the "Green Corruption" approach to tackling nature crime featuring high-level representatives from the US and Ukrainian governments, Embassy of Liechtenstein, and World Wildlife Foundation. 9:00-10:30 a.m. ET.



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