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On December 6, 1970, the Calumet Community Congress met for the first time. This movement to fight pollution in Gary, Indiana was one of many forms of working class environmentalism that developed in the 1960s and 1970s. Gary, Indiana had horrible pollution problems in 1970. This isn’t surprising. It was a steel town and steel […]

Sanctuary States!

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On May 17, 2021

Republican governance–very serious actions taken by very serious people. Just south of Oil City, where Louisiana representative Danny McCormick is from, is the predominantly Black city of Shreve

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Warehouse Pollution

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On May 15, 2021
Among the biggest battles over pollution right now is around southern California’s enormous warehouses. This deserves attention and our support in the fight for regulation. Now, Southern California air quality officials are set to vote on rules that for the first time would hold warehouses in the nation’s smoggiest region accountable for pollution from the […]

Saving Superfund

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On April 27, 2021

Superfund one of the greatest pieces of the Carter administration. Actually forcing companies to pay up for their legacy of pollution was just what the doctor ordered. It worked great. And then Gingri

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As actual Infrastructure Week is happening since we have a serious president who cares about doing things, we are having a real conversation about our infrastructure for once. As Justine Calma knows at The Verge, one huge problem is all of our dilapidated and abandoned mining infrastructure that was never remediated properly. Biden’s bill calls […]

“Clean Coal”

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On March 17, 2021

Clean coal may be the most absurd right-wing euphemism since right to work. There ain’t nothing clean about clean coal. It’s nasty and horrible. And in fact, it may actually increase pollu

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Environmental Racism in Action

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On November 18, 2020
The field of environmental justice is well established as a scholarly inquiry and few other areas so starkly demonstrate the horrors of American and global capitalism. These scholars delineate how corporations quite intentionally seek out poor communities of color to dump the worst pollution upon, utterly indifferent to the cancers and other diseases that will […]
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