Environmental Justice

"Deportations Of Haitians Spark Concerns Over Environmental Refugees"

"The swell of Haitian migrants attempting to come to the U.S. shows the country needs a plan to help environmental refugees, advocates say, while warning that the swift deportation of those camped in Texas is indicative of how climate migrants could be treated in the years to come."

Source: The Hill, 10/01/2021

Tribes Want ‘Immediate Action’ On Bears Ears National Monument

"A coalition of Native American tribes has called on President Biden to take “immediate action” to restore protections to Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, which the Trump administration cut by 85 percent."

Source: Washington Post, 09/30/2021

NC Civil Rights Groups Say Hog Waste ‘Biogas’ Harms Communities of Color

"Two North Carolina civil rights organizations have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate the approval by state environmental regulators of a plan to produce “biogas” from vast waste lagoons at large industrial hog operations despite what they say is the likelihood that the project will increase air and water pollution."

Source: Inside Climate News, 09/30/2021

Kerry Says Climate Talks Must Produce New Level Of Transparency

"The upcoming COP26 U.N. climate summit in Glasgow in November must produce a "new level of transparency and accountability", U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said during a debate at the Youth4Climate conference in Milan on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 09/30/2021

Report Alleges Conflicts Of Interest Among Texas Oil And Gas Regulators

"Texas oil and gas regulators make big bucks from the industries they oversee and fail to recuse themselves when arbitrating conflicts or determining penalties for companies they’ve invested in, according to a new report."

Source: Texas Public Radio, 09/29/2021

Young Climate Activists Join Greta Thunberg For Major Strikes Worldwide

"Young people around the world spilled into streets, city squares and local parks on Friday, following the call of Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, for the first big, in-person, coordinated climate protests since the start of the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 09/27/2021

Children Face More Climate Disasters Than Their Grandparents: Research

"People born today will suffer many times more extreme heatwaves and other climate disasters over their lifetimes than their grandparents, research has shown. The study is the first to assess the contrasting experience of climate extremes by different age groups and starkly highlights the intergenerational injustice posed by the climate crisis."

Source: Guardian, 09/27/2021


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