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EPA offers $2B to clean up pollution, develop clean energy in poor and minority communities

The Biden administration is making $2 billion available to community groups, states and tribes to clean up pollution and develop clean energy in disadvantaged communities in what officials called the largest-ever investment in environmental justice.
In Jackson, Mississippi, a water crisis that never ends

In Jackson, Mississippi, a water crisis that never ends

Residents in Jackson filed an emergency petition with the Environmental Protection Agency last week, requesting relief from an ongoing water crisis.
The color of grass roots: diversifying the climate movement

The color of grass roots: diversifying the climate movement

Heather McTeer Toney is helping grassroots efforts to block the expansion of U.S. petrochemical facilities, most often in communities of color. They may not call themselves environmentalists, she says, but these communities are on the front lines of the global climate fight.
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LaTricea Adams and Felipe Benitez: America must clean up communities harmed by contamination and pollution

By addressing racial disparities in environmental grantmaking and empowering our communities with resources and support, we can ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in a cleaner, greener, and more just world.

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California's electric car boom reduces pollution – but not everywhere

A program to increase electric vehicle adoption in California increased air pollution in lower-income communities and communities of color – groups that are less likely to own electric cars.

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Living on Earth: Righting the wrongs of environmental racism

The Black residents of the heavily industrialized corridor along the Mississippi known as “Cancer Alley” have filed a civil rights and religious liberty lawsuit against the parish council that has given a green light to these polluting facilities for decades.

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‘They keep coming back’: a Black community in Arizona battles power expansion plans again

Residents in industry-choked Randolph renew efforts to block a power company’s plans near their fragile town.