All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

After a Century, Dispossessed Black Farmers Fight to Get Back to the Land

"In the decades before the Civil War, one of the South’s largest slave enterprises held sway on the northern outskirts of Durham, North Carolina. At its peak, about 900 enslaved people were compelled to grow tobacco, corn, and other crops on the Stagville Plantation, 30,000 acres of rolling piedmont that had been taken from the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. Today, the area has a transitional feel: Old farmhouses, open fields, and pine forests cede ground to subdivisions, as one of America’s hottest real estate markets sprawls outward."

Source: Mother Jones, 04/23/2021
April 29, 2021

Impact Investigations: Environmental Coverage with a Racial Equity Lens

Join the Fund for Investigative Journalism on April 29, 2021 for a free online forum. Hear from several leading journalists, including two of their grantees whose recent stories examine the impact of environmental issues on communities of color. Moderated by Lottie Joiner, who serves on the FIJ’s Board of Directors. 11:30am ET.

April 21, 2021

ACG Webinar: Climate Change and Energy Policy at the State Level

The Aspen Institute Germany and the American Council on Germany invite you to a virtual discussion on the challenges posed by climate change and energy, and to explore collaboration at state level. 12pm ET.


Coalition of Greens and Industry Calls on EPA to Quickly Phase Out HFCs

"A coalition of U.S. manufacturers and environmental organizations is calling on the federal government to quickly phase out the worst climate super-polluting chemicals currently used in air conditioners, refrigerators and other appliances, as well as in aerosols and foam insulation."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/14/2021

Driven by Industry, More States Pass Tough Laws vs. Pipeline Protesters

"Bills to increase penalties for “impeding” the operations of a pipeline or power plant—in many cases elevating the offense to a felony—are pending in at least five states and have been enacted in 15 others."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/13/2021


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