For Decades, a Predominantly Black and Latinx Indiana Town Suffered from Toxic Contamination. Mike Pence Looked the Other Way

While many are still speculating about whether it was Vice President Mike Pence who wrote an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times about the “resistance” in the White House, it’s worth remembering who Pence really is—a man who has a pattern of neglecting the lives, issues and well-being of people of color.

After Standing Her Ground, a Young Mother and Environmental Activist Could Be Forced to Give Birth in Prison

One of Detroit’s foremost environmental activists, a black woman who fought against Southwest Detroit’s Marathon Oil Refinery and the Detroit Renewable Power trash incinerator, developed educational outreach for local mothers and schoolchildren on nutrition and environmental issues, and represented Detroit at the…

#StopSabal: Fight to Halt Natural Gas Pipeline in Minority Communities Could Be Next #NoDAPL 

The battle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota garnered major headlines last year as protesters gathered to stop the oil pipeline from endangering the water source of sacred tribal land. But in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, there is something happening that’s…

Canaries in a Coal Mine: Black Communities Could Suffer Under Trump’s Energy and Climate Policies

President-elect Donald Trump dropped a lump of coal into the stockings of environmentalists with his nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. The selection of Pruitt, who joined a coalition of state attorneys general in suing the agency he’s been nominated to…