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Rethinking highway expansion in the face of climate concerns

As the U.S. grapples with climate change, activists are challenging the traditional expansion of highways, highlighting the environmental and community impacts.

Shannon Osaka reports for The Washington Post.

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Adam Mahoney: Pollution is driving Black Americans to the South. It may not be any better.

Pollution is contributing to Black Americans’ decision to move South, in a trend that is as worrying as it is moving.
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‘Certainly intimidation’: Louisiana sues EPA for emails of journalists and ‘Cancer Alley’ residents

Deep south state escalates its fight against environmental protection with ‘rare’ use of public record laws.

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How a Black Miami neighborhood became ‘ground zero for climate gentrification’

A documentary, Razing Liberty Square, examines the plight of families in Liberty City as developers ‘revitalize’ community on desirable higher land.

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EPA is backing down from environmental justice cases nationwide

The agency has pumped the brakes on Civil Rights Act investigations out of apparent fear that a Louisiana challenge could make it to the Supreme Court.
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The dubious, racially charged flood project Biden is resurrecting in Mississippi

Congress approved the construction of the Yazoo Pumps more than 80 years ago. They might finally be built—and disproportionately benefit white landowners.
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