Derrick Z. Jackson

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Derrick Z. Jackson is a UCS Fellow in climate and energy and the Center for Science and Democracy. His UCS blog won a 2018 first prize from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He is co-author and photographer of Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock (Yale University Press, 2015). See Derrick's full bio.

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La lucha por una respuesta justa al COVID-19

Si bien los huracanes Katrina y María turbaron las vidas de las familias afroamericanas y latinx, la recalada del coronavirus trae un temporal de otra magnitud. Un Categoría 5 de enfermedades contagiosas, el coronavirus tiene la capacidad de aplastar las maltrechas comunidades debilitadas ya por las injusticias ambientales, económicas y de salud. Read more >

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Fighting for a Just COVID-19 Response

As much as hurricanes Katrina and Maria upended African American and Latinx families, the landfall of the coronavirus brings a gale of another order. This Category 5 of infectious disease packs the power to level communities already battered from environmental, economic, and health injustice. If response and relief efforts fail to adequately factor in existing disparities, the current pandemic threatens a knockout punch to the American Dream.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Science Sidelined in Trump Rose Garden Fiasco

Having paved over the science on pandemics, the Trump administration puts up parking lots. Literally. Read more >

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Environmental Racism in Action: The Trump Administration’s Plans to Gut NEPA

The loss of public input in the administration’s proposed changes has environmental justice leaders up in arms. For them, the silencing amounts to regulatory racism. To make sure residents cannot complain about proposed projects, the Trump administration is trying to severely limit the opportunity for mothers, fathers, seniors, and teens and community leaders to speak directly to the government. Read more >

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Let the Children Breathe Particulate Matter: How the Trump Administration’s Polluted Policies Are Hurting Children

The administration is letting industries, power generators, and our transportation systems spew fine particulate matter and heavy metals straight into the lungs of our kids. This is not okay. Read more >

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