EJ Bills Introduced In Congress Now Set the Stage For Next Year

EJ Bills Introduced In Congress Now Set the Stage For Next Year

Environmental Justice legislation is getting lots of attention this year as numerous bills are pending in Congress on a topic that, until now, barely received attention. Yesterday, Senator Cory Booker and Representative Deb Haaland rolled out a bill that would put $100 billion dollars toward eliminating pollution that has disproportionately harmed communities of color.

Why This Matters:  Lisa Friedman of  The New York Times wrote last month that by putting Senator Harris on the ticket with him, Vice President Biden signaled that environmental justice will be high on their agenda.

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Democratic National Convention Night 3: All In For Climate Action

Democratic National Convention Night 3: All In For Climate Action

Yesterday, on night 3 of the Democratic National Convention, youth activists, farmers, leaders of the environmental community, as well as pop superstar Billie Eilish brought climate change to the forefront of the national conversation. As climate advocacy group, Climate Power 2020 explained, More than 25 speakers pushed for a strong response to the climate crisis […]

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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate and What This Means for Climate in 2020

Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate and What This Means for Climate in 2020

Yesterday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his pick of California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. While many had speculated Harris would be the presumptive vice-presidential nominee, her addition to the Democratic ticket is an important one for climate action and environmental justice. Harris has been a steady champion of climate […]

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