environmental justice

LISTEN: Ebony Martin on merging labor, voting and environmental rights

The first Black woman to lead Greenpeace talks about the organization’s evolution and recent victories.

Ebony Martin joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how Greenpeace has expanded its focus on voting and labor rights, peaceful dissent and protest, and free speech rights to push for environmental progress and justice.


Martin, the executive director of Greenpeace, also talks about how the organization bolstered its staff diversity, and what issues she’s watching as we head into a U.S. election year.

The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast is a biweekly podcast featuring the stories and big ideas from past and present fellows, as well as others in the field. You can see all of the past episodes here.

Listen below to our discussion with Martin, and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or Spotify.

Transcript

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Leo Dyson, a retired commercial fisherman. (Credit: Courtney O'Banion for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade)

LNG production comes with a price, Gulf Coast communities warn

US takes the global lead on liquid natural gas production and export, as economic promises and environmental worries collide.

This 2-part series was co-produced by Environmental Health News and the journalism non-profit Economic Hardship Reporting Project. See part 2 here.Este ensayo también está disponible en español
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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way
Coast Guard inspects Cameron LNG Facility in preparation for first LNG export in 2019. (Credit: Coast Guard News)

Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way

This 2-part series was co-produced by Environmental Health News and the journalism non-profit Economic Hardship Reporting Project. See part 1 here.Este ensayo también está disponible en español
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Photo by Quick PS on Unsplash

Biden's trick to skirt Podesta confirmation fight

John Podesta would have faced a rough time winning Senate approval to replace climate envoy John Kerry. A new title avoids that. Republicans aren't pleased.
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Photo by Dyana Wing So on Unsplash

Paris set to triple parking fees for SUV drivers after vote

Heading into Paris in the comfort of a big car appears set to become an expensive endeavor after voters approved a referendum on Sunday, with on-street parking fees that will rise above €100 ($108) for just a few hours of shopping or errands.
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Photo by Peter Beukema on Unsplash

Across America, clean energy plants are being banned faster than they're being built

As the planet warms and climate disasters grow more costly, the U.S. has set a target to reach 100% clean energy by 2035, a goal that depends on building large-scale solar and wind power. A nationwide analysis shows local governments are banning green energy faster than they’re building it.

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Photo by Michael Held on Unsplash

At least 112 dead as authorities struggle to contain forest fires in Chile

People told to evacuate homes as quickly as possible and curfews declared in cities most heavily affected.

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Photo by Max Fray on Unsplash

Bank of America pledged to stop financing coal. Now it's backtracking

The changes come as Republican lawmakers step up efforts to punish businesses that consider climate change and the environment in their operations.
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Tracking petrochemical accidents across the US

A new database monitors fires, flares, spills and other accidents at petrochemical plants.

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Lives “devastated’ by petrochemical industry pollution in Texas: Report

New analysis illustrates the climate, environmental, and human rights tolls linked to petrochemical production surrounding the Houston Ship Channel region.

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La producción de gas natural licuado tiene un precio, advierten las comunidades la Costa del Golfo

Entre promesas económicas y preocupaciones ambientales, Estados Unidos lidera la producción y exportación de gas natural licuado.

Ante la expansión del GNL en la costa del Golfo, la comunidad espera erigirse como un muro de contención

Ante la expansión del GNL en la costa del Golfo, la comunidad espera erigirse como un muro de contención

“La gente no sabe qué haríamos sin el petróleo y el gas. Esto nos sale muy caro”.

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Op-ed: We are undercounting heat-related deaths in the US

Knowing how many people die or get sick from heat-related causes is essential for the policy arguments to equitably adapt to and mitigate climate change.

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LISTEN: Idalmis Vaquero on turning community priorities into policies

“I wanted to find a way to connect the things I was learning in my classroom with the things I was seeing in my community.”

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