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NCEJN Petitions U.S. EPA to Stop Environmental Injustice in NC

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN), Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help (REACH), and Waterkeeper Alliance, with the support of Earthjustice, submitted “a complaint against the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for issuing a general permit that allows industrial swine facilities in North Carolina to operate with grossly inadequate and outdated systems of controlling animal waste and little provision for government oversight, which has an unjustified disproportionate impact on the basis of race and national origin against” communities of color in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementing regulations. 12 more words

EJ Issues

think global, act local

In response to a burgeoning population and an “eat more” mentality promoted by the government in the early 20th century in response to disease caused by nutritional deficiencies, the United States now has an industrialized agricultural system (4). 1,423 more words

Community Gardens

Ruth Reichl on Antibiotic resistance

Click her to read Ruth Reichl’s op-ed in today’s New York Times about antibiotic use in industrial agriculture. Commentary to follow soon! 8 more words

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