Environmental Justice

"Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most"

"Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn, and African-American mothers and babies are harmed at a much higher rate than the population at large, according to sweeping new research examining  more than 32 million births in the United States."

Source: NYTimes, 06/19/2020

Mississippi Set To Be 13th State To Criminalize Fossil Fuel Protests

"A bill intended to have a chilling effect threatens seven years in prison for protesters and up to $100,000 in fines for groups supporting them."

Source: HuffPost, 06/17/2020

Group Targeting Environmental Racism Relaunches Amid Virus Disparities

"The National Black Environmental Justice Network (NBEJN), which aims to fight environmental inequality and racism, is relaunching amid the disproportionate impact that the coronavirus has had on African Americans."

Source: The Hill, 06/16/2020


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