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Senator Booker said, “We still live in a nation where so many Americans are suffering with environmental injustice but the biggest determining factor of whether you live around toxicity — whether you drink dirty water, whether you breathe dirty air — is the color of your skin.”
Booker called out Republican leaders in the federal government who are climate deniers, telling Worland, “It’s very hard to deal with a problem if you won’t even name it.” And yet, Senator Booker remains hopeful that our country will “’turn a corner’ in its approach to climate justice and that local ideas from local leaders are scaled up to create healthier ecosystems.”
Why This Matters: The Black Lives Matter movement spans more than simply criminal justice reform and racism. It includes eradicating the devastating and disproportionate impacts of pollution and climate change on Black citizens.
ODP: You have just taken over as Europe’s Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries. Tell us how you became interested in conservation and how you have reached such an important position so early in your career? VS: As I was Minister of Economy and Innovation in Lithuania, naturally, I was expecting rather a portfolio […]
Axios Media’s Sara Fischer reported earlier this week, women are”pushing back against the gender imbalance in media” by launching their own platforms and focusing on topics many traditional news companies have long ignored. We can relate! As part of that wave, today our friends at Lonely Whale, a nonprofit that is driving societal change away from […]
With air travel more difficult and risky this year, many families are taking vacations the old-fashioned way — by going on a road trip. And we hear that renting a recreational vehicle or RV is quite popular. It is a great way to “see the country,” and maybe visit some National Parks, while maintaining coronavirus […]
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