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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...

Newsom relaxes refinery rules as California gas prices soar

By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that oil refineries could start selling more polluting winter-blend gasoline ahead of schedule...

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...

Environmental Justice Concerns Loom Over Rail Merger

By Hazel Trice Edney, Trice Edney Newswire A few months back, I wrote a column focused on my misgivings about the proposed merger of two...