October 16, 2014 -
The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission will consider an environmental group's petition to craft rules protecting people from toxic air emissions from fracking operations, a growing concern among public health experts.
May 21, 2014 -
A new study finds that people of color, the elderly and children are dying in disproportionate numbers due to poor social policies -- and that by far the most deadly region for pedestrians is the South.
April 17, 2014 -
A new study sheds light on how the color of your skin influences the quality of the air you breathe. And while the South ranks relatively high for environmental inequality, it turns out that it's among the regions with the least disparity between whites and nonwhites when it comes to lung-damaging air pollution exposure.
March 26, 2014 -
Watchdog groups are raising concerns about calls to move coal ash from wet impoundments into dry landfills, warning of inevitable leakage from landfills that are typically located in low-income and minority communities. Instead, they propose storing the waste above ground in concrete vaults on power plant property.
March 7, 2014 -
Given its tendency to contaminate water, coal ash is an obvious environmental issue. But its disproportionate impacts on low-income communities and people of color also make it a justice issue.
January 23, 2014 -
Sacrificing the health of the people and planet, 590,000 additional barrels of oil will now flow to refineries on the Gulf.
January 6, 2014 -
What is the state of Environmental Justice Executive Order 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations," after two decades and three U.S. presidents? Environmental justice leaders will commemorate the order this year and continue to work to ensure its full implementation.