For People and the Planet: Intersectional Environmentalism
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2w ago
"We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share ..read more
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A New Baseline for “Fenceline” Community Health and Chemical Industry Accountability
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1M ago
Communities living near chemical plants—on the “fenceline” in policy parlance—cannot continue to be exposed to cancer causing toxic emissions ..read more
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Learning from Kivalina: The Future of Climate Justice Litigation
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2M ago
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, resulting in devastating climate and environmental disruption. According to the Third National Climate Assessment, the Artic is experiencing earlier spring snowmelt, reduced sea ice, widespread glacier retreat, warmer permafrost, drier landscapes, and more intense wildfires , rendering parts of the region uninhabitable.  ..read more
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Mount Trashmore to Mount Growmore
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10M ago
For decades, the East End neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut, has faced the environmental, health and economic ordeal of Mount Trashmore, a three-story abandoned waste dump. In the 1990s, local community members’ advocacy helped clean up the site. Unfortunately, remediation was incomplete. The site became a magnet for illegal dumping, health hazards, disinvestment, and crime ..read more
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Global Coalition Awarded the 2023 UN Humans Rights Prize
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11M ago
Right to a Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Environment through two separate resolutions in 2022, the United Nations has set the stage for a more just and inclusive world. Big headlines like this often overlook all the background work necessary to make it happen. That’s what makes the ..read more
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Opportunities for Nature-Based Solutions in the Inflation Reduction Act
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1y ago
Passed on August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act commits nearly in direct investment to address climate change and energy production ..read more
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How Digital Technologies Can Help Advance Environmental Justice
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2y ago
An explosion of monitoring technologies, big data, expanded analytical abilities, and other technologies raises the possibility, albeit with caveats, that technological developments can help solve long standing environmental justice challenges. At ELI’s 7th GreenTech webinar on July 29, 2021, “Technology and Environmental Justice,” experts discussed how technology could play a role in key policies and programs ..read more
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A Watershed Moment in Federal Water Resource Development Policy
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2y ago
In early June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) announced that it is seeking public input on a set of initiatives intended to “modernize the Civil Works Program.” These modernization efforts aim to prioritize various objectives articulated by President Joe Biden’s Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Michael Connor, including better serving the needs of disadvantaged communities, improving communications and relationships with stakeholders, and advancing innovative, climate-resilient infrastructure that will protect both communities and ecosystems ..read more
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NEPA’s Future in Climate and Environmental Justice
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2y ago
The Biden Administration recently finalized of a two-part rulemaking process to reverse some of the Trump Administration’s revisions to CEQ rules for implementing NEPA. In mid-April, ELI hosted a panel to discuss how these new rules might alter federal agency reviews of climate change and environmental justice impacts ..read more
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Cleaning Up the Duwamish River: Leveraging CERCLA for Environmental Justice (Part II)
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2y ago
This is the second of a two-part series of blog articles discussing CERCLA and environmental justice ..read more
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