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For minorities and the poor, “cheap” energy comes at a high cost

Utilities and other energy companies often resist clean energy mandates and tighter environmental regulation, but they swear it’s not about their lost profits. No, it is their single-minded devotion to the public good that drives them to defend fossil fuel pollution. 1,127 more words


BJ's silence implicated in case of slavery

by Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)   |  Feb 24, 2017

In a blog post, we shared the news of last week’s $3.5 million judgment against Reyes Tapia-Ortiz, a crewleader who was sued for, among other things, having… 1,403 more words

Immigrant Rights

Teaching Environmental Inequality: Class research project

This is the fourth post in a series about the Environmental Inequality class I finished teaching in December. The first post shared the syllabus and class project, the… 1,839 more words


DAPL protesters brace for police showdown as camp evacuation deadline looms

by RT America  |  Feb 22, 2017

The deadline for the evacuation of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp finally arrives Wednesday, but several demonstrators have declared they will not leave and are bracing for a stand-off with law enforcement. 429 more words

Civil Rights

Oroville Dam: More than a natural disaster

by Liberation News Staff  |  Feb 15, 2017

On the evening of Feb 12, Butte, Sutter, and Yolo Counties in California ordered evacuations from populated areas within potentially affected areas should the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, the highest in the country, give way. 901 more words

Environmental Justice

resolving tensions between animal rights and human-focused social justice movements

I had a phone call with my mom the other day, and she told me she had listened to a podcast that talked about the animal rights framework and the animal welfare framework.   924 more words


Dissecting a White Woman's Environmentalism in a So-Called Sanctuary City called Santa Cruz

“What is a refuge?”

I am speaking to a group of 25 or so third graders at an elementary school in the Live Oak neighborhood of Santa Cruz, California. 1,409 more words

Environmental Writing