The Associated Press reveals the significant gaps in health outcomes between Black Americans and their white counterparts throughout their lives.
Residents sue Louisiana parish to halt polluting plants.
Residents of St. James Parish, Louisiana, have filed a federal lawsuit against the parish council for approving the construction of several petrochemical factories in two Black districts that emit harmful amounts of toxic chemicals. The plaintiffs are calling for a moratorium on such plants, as well as an independent environmental monitoring of air, water, and soil. The lawsuit alleges civil rights, environmental justice, and religious liberty violations, and claims that some of the factories were built on and destroyed the burial grounds of deceased slaves, making it impossible for their descendants to visit their dead ancestors. The case will be assigned, and the parish will be served and given an opportunity to respond in the coming weeks.
Grassroots groups are collecting their own pollution data to increase accountability and demand environmental justice.
Three Texas oil & gas industry sites that caught fire had long violation records.
Houston residents protest proposed cutback in neighborhood drainage spending amid revenue surge
Carbon credits for nitrous oxide reductions could fill a key gap in international agreements and government regulations.
Supreme Court ruling on May 25, 2023, has curtailed the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) to regulate millions of acres of wetlands.
This article addresses the systemic racism and environmental injustice experienced by Latino farmworkers in the US, focusing on their exposure to the herbicide paraquat.
According to the American Red Cross, 64% of African-American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of white children have few to no swimming skills.
This article by Somini Sengupta discusses the dangerous feedback loops that extreme heat can trigger for hospitals and clinics in the United States.
Lawmakers in the United States are currently negotiating the national debt ceiling and in the midst of these negotiations, the future of clean energy and environmental protection.
Nearly two dozen lawsuits filed by cities and states aim to put fossil fuel companies on trial for deceiving the public about climate change.
Legislatures in a dozen states have passed “right of first refusal” laws that freeze out competition in transmission line projects, raising concerns about higher energy costs.
EPA’s upcoming climate rules are expected to rely on carbon capture technology.
Final investment decision for Rio Grande LNG project, set to be built in Brownsville, Texas by Bechtel, is set to be made in June, says its developer.
The Federal Railroad Administration launched a public database for complaints about blocked crossings in late 2019, and it has received over 28,000 reports of stopped trains.