environmental justice News

  • EPA Environmental Justice Workshop in Houston

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), Texas Southern University (TSU), Environmental Justice Health Alliance, other distinguished environmental organizations and guests recently celebrated 20 years of Environmental Justice in Houston, Texas. On Aug. 6 – 8, ...

  • EPA Addresses Environmental Justice in Houston

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) was selected as a grant recipient to address environmental justice (EJ) issues in the Manchester area of Houston. The grant enables the organization to conduct research, provide education, and develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in minority communities ...

  • Pollution, hot spots and environmental justice

    Is it acceptable for legal pollution levels to be higher in some neighbourhoods than in others? In the US, pollution is often concentrated in areas of colour, including the famous Cancer Alley. Changing this is called "environmental justice", and is an important priority for US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. (Ecojustice has framed the same issue as a Charter challenge in its ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Addresses Environmental Justice in Louisiana

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) was selected as a grant recipient to address environmental justice (EJ) issues in Grand Bois, Louisiana. The grant enables the organization to conduct research, provide education, and develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in minority communities overburdened by ...

  • EPA Addresses Environmental Justice in Española, N.M.

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced TEWA Woman United was selected as a grant recipient to address environmental justice (EJ) issues in Española, N. M. The grant enables the organization to conduct research, provide education, and develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in minority communities overburdened by harmful pollution. “These ...

  • EPA Addresses Environmental Justice in New Mexico

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friends of Valle de Oro was selected as a grant recipient to address environmental justice (EJ) issues in the Mountain View neighborhood in Bernalillo County N.M. The grant enables the organization to conduct research, provide education, and develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in minority communities ...

  • EPA announces environmental justice showcase communities

    U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced a national initiative to address environmental justice challenges in 10 communities. EPA has committed $1 million to this effort over the next two years. “These 10 communities will serve as models for the EPA’s committed environmental justice efforts, and help highlight the disproportionate environmental burdens ...

  • Environmental Justice Wins with California Cap and Trade

    Environmental justice is in need of a win, especially when the current climate crisis serves to magnify racial inequality and dramatically effects the poor and communities of color. This win is exactly what is happening in California, where the cap and trade system is eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, and doing so without disproportionately impacting low-income communities. A recent ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • HHS Secretary Sebelius announces environmental justice strategy

    Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, along with other federal agencies, today released the Department’s 2012 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan, outlining steps that will be taken to protect communities facing greater health and environmental risks. The strategies outlined in the implementation plans represent a significant step forward in the ...

  • EPA Seeks Applications for Environmental Justice Projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applicants for a total of $1.2 million in Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving cooperative agreements to be awarded in 2014. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to local community-based organizations seeking to address environmental and public health concerns in their communities through collaboration with other ...

  • EPA awards 2013 environmental justice small grants

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a total of $1.1 million in competitive grants to 39 non-profit and tribal organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. The grants will enable the organizations to develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in low-income, minority and tribal communities overburdened by harmful pollution. ...

  • EPA Awards Environmental Justice Small Grants to Communities

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 3, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1 million in grants across the country for improving the environment in low-income communities. Twenty community-based organizations will receive $50,000 grants each for projects aimed at addressing environmental and public health issues as exposure to toxins, farm worker pesticide protection, fish consumption, ...

  • EPA awards six environmental justice grants in the Southeast

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to 50 non-profit and tribal organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. Six of those 50 were awarded to organizations within region EPA Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN) totaling over $147,000. Organizations receiving grants in EPA Region 4 include: Legacy ...

  • EPA announces 2011 environmental justice grants

    CHICAGO The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced four environmental justice grants totaling $100,000 to non-profit and tribal organizations in the Great Lakes region. These grants for projects in Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin will help to conduct research, provide education and develop solutions to health and environmental issues in communities overburdened by pollution. ...

  • EPA Awards $1 Million for Environmental Justice Projects

    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1 million in grants across the country for improving the environment in low-income communities. In a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., today, EPA awarded $100,000 grants to 10 community-based organizations for projects aimed at addressing environmental and public health issues as childhood asthma, farm worker pesticide ...

  • EPA awards five environmental justice grants in the southeast

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it awarded five cooperative agreements to local non-profit community-based organizations in the Southeast to support the protection of human health and the environment in communities affected by the BP oil spill. “EPA is pleased to continue providing support to Gulf Coast communities affected by the BP oil spill,” ...

  • EPA releases rulemaking guidance on environmental justice (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an interim guidance document to help agency staff incorporate environmental justice into the agency’s rulemaking process. The rulemaking guidance is an important and positive step toward meeting EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priority to work for environmental justice and protect the health and safety of communities who ...

  • EPA to discuss environmental justice at Washington conference

    The Environmental Protection Agency will address environmental justice issues at a conference tomorrow at the Howard University School of  Law in Washington, D.C. Craig Hooks,  EPA acting administrator for the Office of Administration and Resources Management, will deliver the keynote speech at the Third Annual State of Environmental Justice in America Conference on May 27.  The ...

  • Oregon environmental justice task force recognized by EPA

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Dennis McLerran today presented an award for outstanding work to further environmental justice to the Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF). EJTF is being recognized for their effective implementation of Oregon State legislation and Task Force initiatives which incorporate environmental justice considerations into State ...

  • Crow Tribe earns EPA environmental justice grant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the Crow Tribe on the Crow Reservation in south-central Montana with a 2013 Environmental Justice Small grant. The Tribe will receive $28,500 to educate residents and reduce exposure to water contamination. The Crow Tribe is among 39 non-profit and tribal organizations nationwide receiving a total of $1.1 million in competitive grants to ...

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