Destiny Watford Fights Air Pollution, Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Watford pronounced to the audience during her acceptance speech, “It isn’t the fate of our community — or our planet — to be a dumping ground.”

A Talk with Tom Steyer about “Spotlight California”

Every American has the right to a clean environment, a good education, and a vibrant economy. And again, we’re only going to achieve it if we come together and vote.

Rep. Barbara Lee Leads on Environmental Justice

Rep. Barbara J. Lee (D-CA), has a long history of standing up to those who would consciously chip away at the rights of citizens to have clean air and water. Lee was an early adopter of the premise that there is an inherent connection between environmental hazards and the quality of daily life. Most specifically, she understood how poor and minority communities were inequitably burdened.

Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš: Bringing Latinos to the Environmental Table

Latino communities have been, and are, at risk for impact from fossil fuel pollution, making them more vulnerable to “extreme weather and climate disruption.”

“I’m Living in a Sacrifice Zone” — Women Speak Out for Climate Justice

WECAN co-founder and Executive Director Osprey Orielle Lake noted, “How we treat the earth is how we treat women. It’s a violent paradigm.”

New Environmental Justice Tool from the EPA

The EJSCREEN will be a game changer for grassroots activists at the hyperlocal level.

Interview with Jill Stein – Green Party Candidate for President

Stein believes in the power of her message. “In my experience, all you have to do is get to the microphone.”

The South Bronx Fights Air Pollution in “Asthma Alley”

A. Mychal Johnson, co-founder of South Bronx Unite, has squared off against a formidable foe—the food delivery service FreshDirect.

Ana Baptista: “Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution”

Stats show that one in four youngsters in Newark suffer from asthma—several times the county and state average.

A Mother’s Day Interview with Sen. Barbara Boxer: A Moms Clean Air Force Exclusive

“The Koch Brothers have funded efforts to mislead the public in the face of a mountain of scientific evidence that climate change is real and human activities are the cause.”