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EPA: Racial disparity in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’

By Janet McConnaughey and Michael Phillis, Associated Press The Environmental Protection Agency said it has evidence that Black residents in an industrial section of Louisiana face an increased...

DC sues chemical manufacturer over pesticide pollution

By Drew Costley, AP Science Writer The District of Columbia filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court Thursday against chemical manufacturer Velsicol Chemical, LLC, claiming it violated...

As the EPA introduces environmental justice office, the ‘mother of the movement’ remembers the...

By Jessica Kutz, The 19th When Dollie Burwell, now 74, reflects back on the Warren County protests, she thinks about...

Civil rights law targets ‘cancer alley’ discrimination

By Michael Phillis, Associated Press Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to the majority-Black town of Reserve, Louisiana. In the...

Biden administration launches environmental justice office

By Hannah Schoenbaum, Associated Press/Report for America President Joe Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement...