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Environmental & Climate Justice



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New maps show strong

correlation between redlined places in Seattle and worse air quality

The Seattle Times, March 2022

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Redlining means 45 million Americans are breathing dirtier air,

50 years after it ended

The Washington Post, March 2022

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Study: People of color breathe more polluted air, regardless of income

Grist, Dec. 2021

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It’s Going to Be a Hot Summer.

It Will Be Hotter if You’re Not Rich.

The New York Times, May 2022

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Black communities are last in
line for disaster planning in Texas

The Washington Post, May 2022

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Another power plant might

still come to Newark, despite residents’ pleas to stop

New Jersey Monitor, April 2022

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New maps of King County,

Seattle show how some communities are harder hit by heat waves

The Seattle Times, June 2021

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Environmental Racism is Real, Destructive and Deadly

Los Angeles Sentinel, May 2021

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People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

The New York Times, April 2021

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There’s no climate justice

without racial justice

Orlando Sentinel, April 2021

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To Build Back Better, We

Must End Fossil Fuel Racism

Greenpeace, April 2021

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How computer mapping

could help Biden find and fix polluted neighborhoods

Reuters, April 2021

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America's dirty divide: how environmental racism leaves

the vulnerable behind

The Guardian, Feb. 2021

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'If white people were still here, this wouldn’t happen': the majority-

Black town flooded with sewage

The Guardian, Feb. 2021


A Black 'Cancer Alley'

Community Makes Gains

Against Massive Plastics Plant

Drilled News, Dec. 2020

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How Decades of Racist

Housing Policy Left

Neighborhoods Sweltering

The New York Times, Aug. 2020


When a Virus Exposes

Environmental Injustice

NRDC, April 2020

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'Heat islands': racist housing

policies in US linked to deadly heatwave exposure

The Guardian, Jan. 2020


'They chose us because we were rural and poor': when environmental racism and climate change collide

The Guardian, March 2019


US black and Hispanic minorities

bear disproportionate burden

from air pollution

Science Daily, March 2019


People of Color Are on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis

Green American Magazine, Spring 2016

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Communities of color are the

‘first and worst’ hurt by climate change; urgent action needed

to change course

The Seattle Times, July 2021

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Dr. Robert Bullard: ‘We Don’t

Have 40 Years’ to Fight

for Climate Justice

Civil Eats, July 2021

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EPA just detailed all the ways

climate change will hit U.S. racial minorities the hardest. It’s a long list.

The Washington Post, Sept. 2021

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Without access to charging

stations, Black and Hispanic communities may be left behind

in the era of electric vehicles

The Washington Post, Dec. 2021

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When It Rains in Detroit

The Nation, Sept. 2021

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Black people are about to

be swept aside for a South

Carolina freeway — again

The Washington Post, Sept. 2021


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The Poisoned City:

Flint's Water and

 the American

Urban Tragedy

Anna Clark 2018


A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism

and Its Assault on the American Mind

Harriet Washington,  2019


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Discovering the Flint Water Crisis

Chelsea Clinton and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha discuss the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. (28 min.)

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How heat is radically altering Americans' lives before

they're even born

(6 min.)


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A podcast, by the Southern

Environmental Law Center, with 

environmental stories in the South.

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Decolonizing Science

The Ecology of Racism

with Chris Schel‪l‬

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Hurricane Katrina. A story of rumors, betrayal, & one of the most misunderstood events in American history. (9 episodes)

Organizations Working for Climate Justice

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Deep South Center for Environmental Justice


Florida Rising

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the Fire


Southern Enivronmental

Law Center


350 Seattle Action



For Environmental Justice

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