Environment/Environmental Justice Stories

  • Detroit Neighborhood in Court to Hold Industrial Polluter Accountable Members of a Detroit-area community are intervening in an Environmental Protection Agency lawsuit against a DTE Energy subsidiary charged with dumping harmful pollutants into their community. Residents of River Rouge want the court to stop EES Coke from emitting sulfur dioxide and other toxic substances from […]
  • CA Outdoor Recreation Worth $54 Billion Per Year: Federal Data California is number one in the country for dollars spent on camping, hiking, climbing, and biking, according to the latest federal data. The most recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis also names boating and RV trips as the state's most lucrative outdoor sector. […]
  • Detroit Neighborhood in Court to Hold Industrial Polluter Accountable Members of a Detroit-area community are intervening in an Environmental Protection Agency lawsuit against a DTE Energy subsidiary charged with dumping harmful pollutants into their community. Residents of River Rouge want the court to stop EES Coke from emitting sulfur dioxide and other toxic substances from […]
  • OR Rivers Vital to State's BIPOC Communities Oregon is home to a plethora of rivers, but those waterways are not always accessible to every community. A new video series highlights how important these places are for people of color, and how a bill now in Congress could protect more landscapes. The organization "Love is King" […]
  • Report: Most Coal-Ash Storage Causing Toxic Groundwater Pollution A new report found nearly all Missouri coal plants are releasing toxins into the local groundwater. The report from two nonprofits, the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, showed improper storage of waste material from coal-fired power plants is causing unsafe levels of groundwater contamination at 91% of […]
  • Spotlight on Manchin as EPA Boosts Methane Rules The Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to tighten up proposed rules aimed at curbing methane emissions from oil and gas wells, the largest industrial source of methane emissions in the nation. Research shows methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas, comes along with hazardous air pollutants […]
  • Proposed Coastal Conservancy Plan Would Tackle Climate Resiliency in CA The state Coastal Conservancy will vote next week on a strategic plan to guide how hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars get spent over the next five years. The future of California's 1,100 coastline is at stake. Liliana Griego, senior coastal program manager with Audubon […]
  • Tour of Former Mill Site Underscores Dangers for MT River Community members and conservation groups recently toured a former paper mill because of urgent concerns that the site poses a threat to a nearby Montana river. The Smurfit-Stone Mill near Missoula operated from 1957 to 2010, leaving behind pollutants that continue to leak into the […]