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Final EJ Statement of EPA Administrator

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

What are your thoughts on the final comments on environmental justice in the US by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson? Check out her statement:   Reducing Pollution For All American Families | Environmental Justice.

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A Village Called Versailles (Discussion Guide)

February 20, 2013 2 comments

The discussion guide provides important background for the screening of A Village Called Versailles.

From “Buckets” to “Dirt”: Cleaning Up Tonawanda Through Community Testing

February 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Community-based research and monitoring keeps evolving. How do we build new community-based infrastructure to support the advancement of healthy communities? This is the challenge!

Are Environmentalists Getting It Wrong on the Keystone XL Pipeline? – The Atlantic

February 18, 2013 2 comments

Are Environmentalists Getting It Wrong on the Keystone XL Pipeline? – The Atlantic.

The characterization of “environmentalists” as only concerned with spills and climate change fails to recognize the environmental justice dimensions to the Keystone XL pipeline.  Indeed, this reflects the historical gap between “environmentalists” and “environmental justice” grassroots activists.  The article fails to examine the local environmental consequences of air emissions at the refineries in Port Arthur and Houston. What about the fenceline communities that already bear an unequal burden of pollution because of the oil industry?  Where are the voices of those communities in DC?  Perhaps it is time to reframe the debate.

The New York Times – Taking a Harder Look at Fracking and Health

January 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Check out this recent article (Taking a Harder Look at Fracking and Health – The New York Times) on fracking and health. This is a very topic for a literature review (hint hint).

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