Two new reports highlight the global impact of wildfire smoke on air quality. One study reveals that over two billion people worldwide were exposed to fire-related air pollution.
A Gas Storage Plant and New Pipeline Disrupt Life for This Black Community
The environmental health crisis ruminating in Houston’s Southwest Crossing neighborhood is the product of climate change and an unstable energy grid.
Bullard Center Welcomes Dr. Abdulla Alabbasi as Part of U.S. State Department's Community Solutions Program Fellowship
Dr. Robert D. Bullard to speak at Opportunity Finance Network 39th annual conference in Washington, D.C. October 15-18.
Climate change-induced flood risk is increasing in the United States. But most don't have insurance
An ABC Owned Television Stations analysis shows millions of properties with substantial risk for flooding by 2053 may not have flood insurance.
Dr. Bullard speaks at America Is All In New York Climate Week
Panel Discussion on: "Decisive Decade Calls for Whole-of-Society Action".
The Father of Environmental Justice Exposes the Geography of Inequity
Robert D. Bullard reflects on the movement he helped to start.
In Miami, It’s No Coincidence Marginalized Neighborhoods Are Hotter
A study found that some zip codes in Miami had more than four times the number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations related to heat compared with other neighborhoods, a disparity that correlated somewhat with the distribution of formerly redlined neighborhoods.
Dr. Robert D. Bullard, “father of environmental justice,” will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Robert D. Bullard will give a keynote lecture on environmental and climate justice and resilience at SMU
Hurricane Harvey Remembrance in Houston community
Reflecting on Injustice and Resilience: Remembering Hurricane Harvey Years Later | Dr. Robert Bullard Speaks Out
Bullard Center and Deep South Center for Environmental Justice Commit to Coalition for Green Capital’s Application to The EPA
This Is A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To Support Transformative Change And Accelerate A Just Transition To A Clean Economy
Justice40 Leaders To Gather In New Orleans For National Environmental Justice Convening
Community Leaders to Meet with Senior Biden Administration Officials and Policymakers During Three-Day Event
Shiloh resident, environmental justice expert find another issue along with flooding
In addition to flooding a natural gas line now threatens Shiloh residents.
First Threats from Highway Flooding and Now a Natural Gas Pipeline: What’s Next for the Black Shiloh Community?
Nation's First Urban Heat Island Model City Unveiled at City of Houston Green Building Resource Center
Plagued by Floods and Kept in the Dark, a Black Alabama Community Turns to a Hometown Hero for Help
The historic Black neighborhood in Elba, Alabama, began flooding after the state widened nearby Highway 84.
The Bullard Center partners with America Is All In to expand environmental justice work to over 200 leaders across the country
The Bullard Center has been awarded $150,000 from America Is All In to expand its proven community-based organizing efforts across the United States.
Biden administration announces $20B in clean energy investments
The investment, across two grant competitions, aims to help communities that have faced historic underinvestment.
Shunned by state? Shiloh flooding brings environmental justice expert
The Shiloh Community in Elba has called on the hometown native and “Father of Environmental Justice” Dr. Robert Bullard to help them find answers.
Environmentalist gets a close look at damage done to local community by flooding
Residents say it was caused by state’s four-lane highway
Clean energy can be a lifeline for low-income Texans
Federal law will make solar panels and other energy-related upgrades a realistic option.
How HBCUs are Exploring the Potential for Sustainability
2023 marks one hundred years since the NAACP awarded the Spingarn Medal to Dr. George Washington Carver
Environment groups ask Biden to crack down on methane emissions from landfills
More than a dozen environmental groups are asking the Biden administration to crack down on methane emissions from landfills.
In ‘Cancer Alley,’ a key Biden climate push draws fire from environmentalists
EPA proposes handing regulation of carbon storage to state officials in Louisiana. Activists fear the risks, and the chance it could perpetuate the fossil fuel industry.
Here are 10 Black Environmentalists you need to know
FacetoFace Africa list Black Environmentalists you need to know which includes our very own Dr. Robert Bullard.
New analysis shows 740 chemical sites in Louisiana are at risk from storms. Are they ready?
New analysis shows 740 chemical sites in Louisiana are at risk from storms. Are they ready? Industry says it’s adapting to threats, but advocates say more rules needed.
LISTEN: Dr. Beverly Wright on how to keep environmental justice momentum
Dr. Beverly Wright joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss her journey as an environmental justice pioneer.
Advocates push for new Houston parks funding formula
Houston advocates are lobbying the city to change its formula for park expansion and improvements.
Houston commits to cleaning up after illegal dumpers under agreement with Department of Justice
Houston agreed to tackle illegal dumping to settle a federal civil rights case.
Settlement reached in investigation into illegal dumping in Houston’s minority neighborhoods
The investigation focused on the city’s efforts to address illegal dumping, a persistent problem that reportedly occurs more in Black and Latino neighborhoods.
The Bullard Center Kicks Off Inaugural HBCU Environmental and Climate Justice Corps Summer Intern Program at Texas Southern University
22 students will spend the next 4 weeks learning about Environmental and Climate Justice.
Why Didn’t the Senate Block the Debt Ceiling Bill’s Awful Climate Provisions?
The debt ceiling bill passed by Congress contains two awful climate and environmental policy provisions.
Environmental Train Wreck: Houston’s Black Churches Fight Pollutants
Leaders and activists petition to hold a railway company to account for decades of carcinogen use.
A textbook case of environmental racism: The battle over the Brookhaven Landfill
Exploring how environmental pollution can impact health in the town of Brookhaven near Brookhaven Landfill.
Bullard Center Sponsors "How Gulf Coast Polluters Game the Clean Air Act" Event hosted by Grist
The conversation will feature Grist journalist, Navenna Sadasivam, and Executive Editor, Kat Bagley, in discussion with a couple of expert sources from two of their recent investigative stories.
The Global Struggle for Environmental Justice
On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, the group discusses how frontline communities are using the power of the law to stand up to polluters and fight climate injustices.
The Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice Receives $1.05 Million Grant From Macquarie Group Foundation
Starting in Summer 2023, the Bullard Center will recruit and mentor 20 undergraduate students annually to participate in the HBCU EJ Climate Corps.
Goodbye to a Neighborhood
The industrial takeover of Freeport’s East End, a historically Black community, is almost complete.
EPA to start testing for toxic chemicals in Fifth Ward this summer, as residents hold summit on ‘cancer cluster’
Biden Signs Order Expanding Environmental Justice Push
President Biden signed an executive order aimed at ensuring federal decisions consider "environmental justice," which addresses higher pollution burdens often faced by communities of color and people living in poverty.
Dr. Robert Bullard Delivers Keynote Address During #EarthDayHTX Lecture Series
Dr. Robert Bullard delivered the keynote address on environmental justice in Houston during the city's Earth Day lecture series.
Columbia Tap Rail Trail gains support to become Linear Park and African American Heritage and EJ Interpretive Trail
Bullard Center Graduate Research Assistant and Friends of Columbia Tap Founder, Ed Pettitt receives support for efforts to designate the Columbia Tap Trail as a Linear Park and an African American Heritage and Environmental Justice Interpretive Trail.
Climate Change Gets Its Own Section in 2023 State of Black America Report
The report’s climate section focused, in part, on the disproportionate harms Black Americans face from climate change and other environmental issues.
Harris County's high rate of Black maternal deaths driven by discrimination, experts say
Brittany Slatton, sociology professor at Texas Southern University, talks about her research in care inequities for new or expectant Black patients during a Harris County Public Health Conference focusing on Black Maternal Health.
EPA awards $177 million to environmental justice groups
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it’s investing $177 million to create 17 technical assistance centers around the country to help environmental justice organizations successfully apply for federal funds.
Dr. Robert Bullard to be Keynote Speaker During City of Houston's Earth Day Event
Dr. Robert Bullard to be Keynote Speaker During City of Houston's Earth Day Event on April 18, 2023.
Biden's federal regulators are abandoning environmental justice (Opinion)
Dr. Robert D. Bullard Op-ed on Biden's federal regulators abandonment of environmental justice issues.
Dr. Robert D. Bullard to Give Lecture at Georgetown University
The Earth Commons and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences proudly welcome Dr. Bullard to Georgetown for an engaging public lecture to the Georgetown community.
Dr. Robert Bullard Recognized by Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law Society
Dr. Robert Bullard has been selected to receive the Horizon Award from the Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law Society. The Award is presented annually to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to environmental law and policy.
Dr. Robert D. Bullard is Speaking at Women’s Health Awareness and Wellness Conference
Dr. Robert D. Bullard is Speaking at Women’s Health Awareness and Wellness Conference at North Carolina Central University April 15, 2023.
Advocates’ Equity Tool Adds Race to Help Near-Miss Communities
Advocates criticized Biden’s Council on Environmental Quality for excluding race as a key factor in its tool and have added the metric in their alternative version.
WHEJAC Members Tout Alternate Screening Tool To Advocate For J40 Funds
White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) Members Introduce Alternate Screening Tool To Advocate For J40 Funds.
Media Matters for America: How broadcast TV news covered environmental justice in 2022
Corporate broadcast TV news coverage of environmental justice dipped in both quality and quantity in 2022 compared to 2021.
The Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice receives $5 million grant from Waverley Street Foundation
The Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Waverley Street Foundation (WSF).
Environmental Justice pioneers to host Screening Tools Training at Texas Southern University March 21st as part of their joint Justice40 Initiative
Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University and Dr. Beverly Wright, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice launch the HBCU Climate and Environmental Justice Screening Tool
The US town swallowed by Big Oil’s ‘chemical soup’
In this video, four residents where facilities have displaced entire neighborhoods share their stories.
US neighborhoods with more people of color suffer worse air pollution
Air pollution is worse in census tracts with higher shares of people of color.
The case for climate reparations in the United States
A reparative stance for climate change policy begins with granting reparations for Black Americans and advancing land reclamation for Native Americans—first as a moral responsibility, but also as an adaptation response to minimize climate change impacts for some of the most vulnerable.
VIDEO GALLERY: Justice40 February Convening held in New Orleans
Take a look at our 21 Hub Leaders in action planning for how they will soon impact their communities across 10 states.
Bertina Carter named Bullard Center Employee of the Month
If anyone knows the ins and outs of the Environmental Career Worker Training Program (ECWTP) at Texas Southern University, it’s Bertina Carter. Whether it’s a late night or an early morning, she’s wherever she needs to be to support the success of her program.
EPA and Justice Department File Complaint Alleging Public Health Endangerment Caused by Denka Performance Elastomer’s Carcinogenic Air Pollution
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint under Section 303 of the Clean Air Act against Denka Performance Elastomer LLC (Denka).
EPA Orders Union Pacific to Assess Contamination in Houston’s Greater Fifth Ward Neighborhood
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (AOC) with Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR).
Texas Southern University: A catalyst for research-based solutions in Houston and beyond
Robert Bullard, Ph.D., founding director, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice discusses the impact of the center.
A Conversation With Dr. Robert Bullard, the Father of the Environmental Justice Movement
Dr. Robert Bullard, known as the father of the environmental justice movement, spoke with NBC10 Boston’s Tevin Wooten about what it will take to make to fix our environmental problems in a way that is just, fair and equitable.
Celebrating Black History Month: Key Moments in the Environmental Justice Movement
Timeline of crucial moments with the national movement for environmental justice
Black History Month: 10 Environmental Justice Groups & Leaders We Celebrate Today—& Every Day
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) shines a light on 10 organizations and leaders bringing an end to environmental and other forms of racial injustice.
Growing Beyond the Legacy: DOE Celebrates Black History Month | Department of Energy
DOE hosts 2023 Black History Month observance ceremony.
Justice40 Initiative Gaining Momentum as 21 Environmental Justice Hub Leaders from 10 States Convene for Training Institute
Dr. Beverly Wright of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Dr. Robert D. Bullard of the Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University Continue Collaboration to Implement Justice40 Initiative
Dr. Robert Bullard speaks with the Columbia Energy Exchange about the momentum building behind the EJ Movement
This week host Bill Loveless talks with Bob Bullard and Maria Lopez-Nunez about the shifts propelling the hardwork of communities.
Dr. Robert D. Bullard to speak at Emerging Researchers National Conference
The objectives of the conference are to help undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their science communication skills and to better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce.
The Bullard Center Honors EJ Leaders this Black History Month
Black men and women have been trailblazing the Environmental Justice movement for decades. This year, we're shining a light on their accomplishments.
A conversation with Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice’
Those who are most affected by climate change must have a say in plans to respond to the problem, Bullard says.
Justice 40 Screening Tool Training Held at Texas Southern University's Bullard Center
Community members got a first glimpse at a new tool that breaks down disparities in communities across the country.
Dates announced for the 2023 HBCU Climate Change Conference
Mark your calendar! Our conference returns this fall.
Six Environmental Justice Policy Fights to Watch in 2023
These are the issues competing for priority this year as $60 billion earmarked in the Inflation Reduction Act for environmental justice efforts begins to flow into U.S. communities.
ACTS Celebrates 10 Year of Cutting-Edge Environmental Justice Work
The organization shows what community led change really can look like when everyone comes together.
Dr. Robert D. Bullard Keynote Speaker at 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast
We are honored to have our keynote delivered by Dr. Robert D. Bullard, a distinguished professor and award-winning author known as “The Father of Environmental Justice”.
Al Gore tours Houston's toxic sites with environmental activists
Gore has known Bullard, who sits on the nonprofit's board, for decades. Gore said that when he and John Lewis introduced the first environmental justice legislation in Congress, Bullard, who is known here as the father of environmental justice, was the lead witness.
Watch: A conversation on sustainability efforts in Houston
If you didn't know, Axios has now stepped into the Huston chatroom as it launched its Axios Local: Houston newsletter on Tuesday, September 20th. Dr. Robert Bullard joined the celebration speaking on Houston's sustainability and environmental push and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the city.
At 75, the Father of Environmental Justice Meets the Moment
The White House has pledged $60 billion to a cause Robert Bullard has championed since the late seventies. He wants guarantees that the money will end up in the right hands.
How Jackson's Water Crisis is a Sign of Racial Inequities
Residents in Jackson, Mississippi have gone without safe drinking water for weeks after flooding and a failure at the city’s largest water treatment plant. While water pressure has been restored, videos show dirty water is still coming through faucets. Amna Nawaz spoke with Dr. Robert Bullard of Texas Southern University about other majority Black and brown cities that face similar ongoing issues.
TSU’s “Father of Environmental Justice” selected to join American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Robert D. Bullard has been selected for membership to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences.