environmental justice


On Children’s Environmental Health Day: A Checklist for Defending Science and Protecting Kids

, Lead science and policy analyst

Today is Children’s Environmental Health Day— a day organized by the Children’s Environmental Health Network and supported by a long list of organizations committed to advocating for policy change that prioritizes children. Earlier this year, our report Endangering Generations outlined some of the policy decisions made in recent years that have ignored the science and walked back progress in protecting children’s environmental health and wellbeing. Read more >

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Children's Environmental Health Network
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Why Environmental Justice Needs to Be on the Docket in the Presidential Debates

Climate change and environmental justice were nowhere to be seen when the lineup of topics for the upcoming presidential debate was released earlier this week. If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and climate response, you need to start with environmental injustice to Black and brown families. Read more >

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Climate, Clean Energy, and Environmental Justice in Massachusetts: The Legislature’s Next Move

, Senior energy analyst

The Massachusetts Senate and House have each passed important bills for advancing climate, clean energy, and environmental justice. Here’s how the final steps can land us in the right place for this year.

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Clean Air for All? What the EPA’s Ozone Rule Tells Us About Who Air Pollution Laws Leave Behind

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Today the nation enjoys far cleaner air than it did 50 years ago when the Clean Air Act was signed into law. But it isn’t clean everywhere. In fact, the quality of the air you breathe depends on where you live, and there are huge discrepancies in air quality across states, within cities, and between neighborhoods. Why is this? How can such differences exist when the law is the same across the country? The reasons are many, but one thing is clear: the laws are not enough, and the Trump administration’s new draft rule on ozone provides a telling example of how the Clean Air Act can fail to protect those who need it most. Read more >

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Hurricane Michael

With Hurricane and COVID-19 Preparedness, Communities Are Damned if they Do and Damned if they Don’t

, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist

Hurricane season is arriving in the middle of a global pandemic. What is the plan? Read more >

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