"The EPA will investigate whether a North Carolina state agency's regulation of industrial pig farms discriminates against communities of color."
People & Population
After a February 16, 2015, oil train derailment and explosion in West Virginia, new concerns have arisen over the public's right to know about the dangers oil trains pose to communities. Now trackside communities have some data and maps to help them protect themselves. Image: AP Photo/ Office of the Governor of West Virginia, Steven Wayne Rotsch.
"FLINT, Mich. -- In 1994, activists opposing the construction of a wood-fired power plant here asked U.S. EPA for help, arguing the project would spew toxic pollutants into their poor, largely African-American neighborhood."
"The U.S. Department of the Interior is directing $8 million to helping Native American communities address the effects of climate change."
"Energy project seen as Northern Gateway alternative rejected by two vital aboriginal alliances."
"Native American activists gathered in Montana's capital on Tuesday to protest the deaths of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison killed this year to ease the worries of Montana ranchers about a cattle disease carried by many park buffalo."
"Alfredo Padilla grew up in Texas as a migrant farmworker who followed the harvest with his parents to pick sugar beets in Minnesota each summer. He has not forgotten the aches of labor or how much the weather — too little rain, or too much — affected the family livelihood. Now an insurance lawyer in Carrizo Springs, Tex., he said he was concerned about global warming."
"Achuar tribe demands compensation from Argentine energy company Pluspetrol for pollution on their ancestral land."
"How an unsuspecting farmworker from Kiribati became the brand ambassador of climate change — despite barely knowing what it was."