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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.
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Late last week, President Biden and a critical mass of Democrats in the Senate and House agreed on the details of Build Back Better legislation — a $1.85 trillion overall investment that includes a record-setting $555 billion dollars to take on the climate crisis. The agreement marked a […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Top executives from Big Oil companies ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, and Shell testified before Congress yesterday amid accusations and revelations about their industry’s efforts to mislead the public about human-caused climate change while claiming to be in favor of climate action. A report released Thursday morning by the House Committee […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As the world gets ready for COP26 in Glasgow next week, many nations are upping their pledges to lower emissions before 2030. But according to a UN report released Tuesday, even if Argentina, Britain, Canada, the EU, South Africa, and the US achieve their pledged goals, it would account […]
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