Environmental & Climate Justice

Read

Articles

Screen Shot 2022-04-03 at 7.56.02 PM.png

New maps show strong

correlation between redlined places in Seattle and worse air quality

The Seattle Times, March 2022

Screen Shot 2022-03-24 at 12.23.42 PM.png

Redlining means 45 million Americans are breathing dirtier air,

50 years after it ended

The Washington Post, March 2022

Screen Shot 2022-02-06 at 9.08.50 PM.png

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

Grist, Dec. 2021

Screen Shot 2022-05-24 at 12.49.02 PM.png

Another power plant might

still come to Newark, despite residents’ pleas to stop

New Jersey Monitor, April 2022

Screen Shot 2021-06-28 at 2.49.20 PM.png

New maps of King County,

Seattle show how some communities are harder hit by heat waves

The Seattle Times, June 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 9.15.02 PM.png

Environmental Racism is Real, Destructive and Deadly

Los Angeles Sentinel, May 2021

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 4.34.32 PM.png

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

The New York Times, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-17 at 4.06.30 PM.png

There’s no climate justice

without racial justice

Orlando Sentinel, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-17 at 3.59.52 PM.png

To Build Back Better, We

Must End Fossil Fuel Racism

Greenpeace, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 11.29.59 AM.pn

How computer mapping

could help Biden find and fix polluted neighborhoods

Reuters, April 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-16 at 3.22.47 PM.png

America's dirty divide: how environmental racism leaves

the vulnerable behind

The Guardian, Feb. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-12 at 8.43.10 AM.png

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

Black town flooded with sewage

The Guardian, Feb. 2021

e7f7a6_0435586f8fc54dd3bcc6462c59601c8c~

A Black 'Cancer Alley'

Community Makes Gains

Against Massive Plastics Plant

Drilled News, Dec. 2020

Screen Shot 2021-02-15 at 2.39.30 PM.png

How Decades of Racist

Housing Policy Left

Neighborhoods Sweltering

The New York Times, Aug. 2020

gettyimages-1209558303_2400x1600.jpg

When a Virus Exposes

Environmental Injustice

NRDC, April 2020

Screen Shot 2021-03-12 at 10.26.35 PM.pn

'Heat islands': racist housing

policies in US linked to deadly heatwave exposure

The Guardian, Jan. 2020

3000.jpg

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

The Guardian, March 2019

Unknown.jpeg

US black and Hispanic minorities

bear disproportionate burden

from air pollution

Science Daily, March 2019

iStock-620697086_0.jpg

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

Green American Magazine, Spring 2016

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 1.28.11 PM.png

Communities of color are the

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

to change course

The Seattle Times, July 2021

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 1.31.31 PM.png

Dr. Robert Bullard: ‘We Don’t

Have 40 Years’ to Fight

for Climate Justice

Civil Eats, July 2021

Screen Shot 2021-09-16 at 2.41.02 PM.png

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

Screen Shot 2021-12-16 at 11.15.06 AM.png

Without access to charging

stations, Black and Hispanic communities may be left behind

in the era of electric vehicles

The Washington Post, Dec. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-10-17 at 6.28.07 PM.png

When It Rains in Detroit

The Nation, Sept. 2021

Screen Shot 2021-09-17 at 3.30.39 PM.png

Black people are about to

be swept aside for a South

Carolina freeway — again

The Washington Post, Sept. 2021

Books

Please buy from a black-owned bookstore (click here for a list), your local independent bookstore, or from the Bookshop link provided.

9781250181619.jpg

The Poisoned City:

Flint's Water and

 the American

Urban Tragedy

Anna Clark 2018

9780316509442.webp

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism

and Its Assault on the American Mind

Harriet Washington,  2019

Watch

Screen Shot 2021-02-12 at 8.54.08 AM.png

Discovering the Flint Water Crisis

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

Screen Shot 2021-02-21 at 12.36.03 PM.pn

How heat is radically altering Americans' lives before

they're even born

(6 min.)

Listen

Screen Shot 2020-10-24 at 4.17.33 PM.png

A podcast, by the Southern

Environmental Law Center, with 

environmental stories in the South.

Screen Shot 2021-01-21 at 10.06.38 AM.pn

Decolonizing Science

The Ecology of Racism

with Chris Schel‪l‬

Screen Shot 2021-02-03 at 8.10.42 PM.png

Floodlines

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

Organizations Working for Climate Justice

Screen Shot 2021-02-12 at 8.34.34 AM.png

Generation

Green

211.png

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

FLRising_Logo.png

Florida Rising

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 1.34.02 PM.png

Fueling 

the Fire

selc-logo-2019.png

Southern Enivronmental

Law Center

350+seattle+action+logo_cropped2.jpg

350 Seattle Action

logo.png

WE ACT

For Environmental Justice