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Dr. Mildred McClain is an environmental justice activist from Savannah, GA and founder and executive director of the Savannah-based Harambee House/Citizens For Environmental Justice. Dr. McClain actively works to include youth in the fight for environmental justice and inspires them to pursue careers fighting for equality–as one of her former students wrote for Earthjustice.
However, this past week, Dr. McClain made headlines for her energetic speech (that many viewed as a sermon) at the 2019 Georgia Climate Conference. “It may seem like I’m an old Baptist preacher, but I’m not,” McClain told the audience at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. She went on to describe the injustice seen in her community and that “Less economically fortunate individuals are more vulnerable because they are less likely to have resources, including something as simple in Hudson Hill, my friend, as air conditioning and well-insulated homes.” Incidentally, issues that were the focal point of the recent Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.
Boy, are we blowing it. After the July 4th holiday weekend cases of COVID-19 surged in the United States due to a piecemeal response by governors throughout the country. Last week, the EU banned American travelers, while Canada is fining them and Mexico is working to introduce tighter restrictions on them. It seems as if […]
After the New York Times reported that the proposal would be forthcoming, yesterday, allies of both former Vice President Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders released a joint set of policy recommendations to tackle the climate crisis. The recommendations signal a commitment to cooperation among the progressive wing of the party with the more mainstream base. […]
E&E News led with a story yesterday about the numerous environmental groups who received government support under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) even as they were suing the government over policies they believed the Trump administration got wrong.
Why This Matters: The E&E story seems to imply that environmental groups should not be suing the Trump administration — they sought comments from numerous groups as to they were taking the money while continuing to file lawsuits.
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