Environmental Justice

Alabama Uses Deed Covenants to Ward Off Flooding Claims From Black Residents

"Their land is bound forever. The deeds of three homeowners—Pastor Timothy Williams, Aretha Wright and Page Jones—all living in the historically Black Shiloh community of south Alabama, tell the tale. Restrictive covenants attached to their deeds limit the ability of current and future residents to file actions against the state."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/13/2024

EPA Closes Racial Probes Into Jackson Water, Finds ‘Insufficient Evidence’

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) closed its civil rights probes into the water crisis in Jackson, Miss., saying there was “insufficient evidence” to say that the state discriminated against residents on the basis of race."

Source: The Hill, 05/10/2024

Nuns Aim to Stop Financing of Fossil Fuel Development on Indigenous Lands

"Sister Susan Francois didn’t expect to get emotional discussing her congregation’s shareholder resolution at Citibank last week, but as she spoke to a room full of supporters about the role of the Catholic Church in Western colonization, tears sprang to her eyes."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/08/2024

CA Battle to Prioritize Public Health over Oil Company Profits Heats Up

"On a dreary afternoon in January, a geyser of oily water shot over the fence of an oil and gas company in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Wilmington, splattering the street, cars and a local coffee shop with petroleum just a block away from Ashley Hernandez’s house."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/06/2024

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