Posts Tagged with "Environmental Justice"

“Coal Blooded”: New Report Says Coal Plants Disproportionately Impact Communities Of Color

Monday, November 26, 2012

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“Coal Blooded”: New Report Says Coal Plants Disproportionately Impact Communities Of Color

A new report from the NAACP called “Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People” (co-authored by former RAN staffer Adrian Wilson) paints a grim picture. Grim, but not surprising. Of the 378 coal plants across the country, 75 are considered to be the most toxic and receive an “F” on the report’s environmental justice report card. [...]

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 3: Richmond, CA

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 3: Richmond, CA

This has been one of the worst years ever for Chevron. From it’s ongoing massive legal losses in Ecuador, to offshore disasters in Brazil and Nigeria, to the tragic deaths of its employees in several locations, including right here in California. This is the third in a series of statements we’re posting as we prepare [...]

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Chevron Found Guilty In Ecuador… Again. Help The Company Come Up With A New Excuse

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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Chevron Found Guilty In Ecuador… Again. Help The Company Come Up With A New Excuse

A court of appeals in Ecuador has upheld the ruling of a lower court, confirming what 30,000 Ecuadoreans suffering from Chevron’s oil pollution in the Amazon and activists the world over have known for decades: Chevron is guilty. There is no question of Chevron’s responsibility for dumping some 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste [...]

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The Top 20 Climate Killer Banks

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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The Top 20 Climate Killer Banks

A new report titled “Bankrolling Climate Change” calls out the top 20 banks that are financing the dirty coal industry. The top three “climate killers” will not come as much of a surprise: JP Morgan Chase, Citi, and none other than Bank of America top the list with $22 billion, $18.27 billion, an $16.79 billion [...]

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APRIL and Indonesian Government Pose Major Threat to Sumatra’s Forest Communities

Friday, May 21, 2010

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There is a beautiful place in the world called Tebing Tinggi. It is located on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. I had the honor of visiting Tebing Tinggi this February and meeting many of the people who live there. While I was there, the head of the village took the others with whom I [...]

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A Safer New School for the Children of Marsh Fork Elementary

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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So happy to get some good news from the Coal River Valley this week. Marsh Fork Elementary School, will be moved to a safer location. West Virginia Governor Manchin held a press conference on Friday to announce that funding has been secured for the move. This announcement follows a six year campaign to get the [...]

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Change your bank, change your world

Friday, July 24, 2009

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Claim your change by Kyle Thiermann Changing where you bank might be the most simple and effective way to support your community and stop destructive projects all at the same time! Surfer, Kyle Thiermann shows you how your money gets used to create the world you live in by taking you on a trip to [...]

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New Book Supports the Struggle for Environmental Rights and Justice

Monday, June 30, 2008

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I just got this article from my friend, and amazing author and activist Jeff Conant. Got environmental health issues? Think some corporations and climate chaos might just give you some? Want to learn about how communities are fighting back? Check it out… Hesperian’s New Book Supports the Struggle for Environmental Rights and Justice By Jeff [...]

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