Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

"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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April 3, 2024 to April 7, 2024

#SEJ2024 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Join us for SEJ's 33rd annual conference, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania! Mid-Atlantic journalists have much to share with you about their corner of the world: the huge national battle over fracking and LNG versus renewable energy, such as wind and solar; the paradox of a city that wants to be modern and future-facing but is held back by issues of poverty, environmental racism, infrastructure challenges and development problems; flooding and sea level rise; pollution and land management; and much more.

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Laurel Peltier Took On Utilities Scamming Baltimore’s Low-Income Households

"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."

Source: Inside Climate News, 09/12/2023

#SEJ2024 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 3-7

Check out the multimedia coverage (including videos of the plenaries) of SEJ's 33rd Annual Conference in Philadelphia, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. Here's the agenda.

It's critically important to SEJ to gather evidence on the impact of our work. So we're tracking stories inspired by or informed by our conference in Philadelphia. The stories don't have to be about Philly or Pennsylvania; they can be based on sources or ideas you got from being at the conference. Please help us to keep SEJ strong and share links, photos, copies of reporting generated or informed by this conference. Send your story links to Cindy MacDonald, SEJ's web content manager. It's never too late. Please send yours! Moderators, speakers, tour leaders: We also welcome resources, tipsheets, etc., from sessions or tours that you wish to share.

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