Stories tagged "Environmental Justice"

June 4, 2019

Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Visualized​

Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, a trail of 150 petroleum factories creates a glaring backdrop of smokestacks behind the Mississippi River and a perpetual fog along the banks. Courtesy of its flat ground, an abundance of carbon-rich decay, and the Mississippi’s...

April 23, 2019

Climate Change Worsening Global Inequality

A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has suggested that climate change has worsened global inequality and has caused the most economic harm to nations who have done the least to contribute to climate change....

March 1, 2019

Exclusive interview with Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13)

ODP: You’ve represented the East Bay Area cities of Oakland and Berkeley for over 20 years and have been a steadfast voice on Capitol Hill about the issue of environmental justice. Statistics show that your constituents in West Oakland (a predominantly black and...


Who gets be called an Environmentalist?

When you hear the term “environmentalist” what type of person do you automatically picture? For many Americans, the image that’s conjured is one of a well-educated, middle-class white person, according to a new study recently published in the...

February 15, 2019

Flint water crisis: what’s next?

We’ve written this week about what happened to cause the Flint water crisis, who (if anyone) is being held accountable and what is being done by the current governor to ensure that a case of injustice at this magnitude doesn’t happen again. It’s...

February 14, 2019

Flint water crisis: what’s being done?

Yesterday we wrote about how the people responsible for the Flint water crisis have not yet been held accountable. Partially because justice has not been brought to the city, a new Democratic governor (Gretchen Whitmer) was elected last fall and just last week...