EJ interventions | Innovations
A Toxic Storm: Hazardous Facilities, Failed Chemical Safety Policies, and Extreme Weather Leave Houston Residents Swimming in Toxic Soup
EJ4All | August 30, 2017
In response to the devastation and suffering created by Tropical Storm Harvey, and the toxic hazards posed to health and the environment by dozens of hazardous industrial and commercial facilities concentrated in the Houston area, Michele Roberts, Co-Coordinator of the . . .
Coming Clean and EJHA's Joint Statement on Racist Violence in Charlottesville
EJ4All | August 24, 2017
Coming Clean, a network of 200 community, state and national organizations working to reduce the disproportionate suffering toxic chemicals impose on people of color and the poor, is deeply saddened and disappointed by the recent racist, hateful actions in Charlottesville, . . .
A Force for Nature, and for New Mexico
EJ4All | June 23, 2017
** This Article was originally published on NRDC on June 23, 2017 **
By: Lora Shinn
Trump must not block efforts to prevent chemical disasters
EJ4All | May 31, 2017
** This Article was originally published on The Hill on May 31, 2017 **
By: Pamela Nixon
Millions of Americans live near chemical plants . . .
The Power of Collaboration for Environmental Health and Justice
EJ4All | May 11, 2017
** This piece was originally published for Grantmakers In Health in May 2017**
By: Carolyn Fine Friedman, Chair, Fine Fund
Eboni Cochran knows when there has . . .
Turning up the Heat for Climate Change Solutions
Michele Roberts | October 04, 2016
This Summer, a dedicated team of environmental justice organizers, advocates, community members and scholars gathered in Wilmington, Delaware to discuss the strengths—and weaknesses—of the Environmental Protection . . .
As We Migrate to Venezuela: The Pre-COP and Environmental and Economic Justice in the US
Joaquín Sánchez | July 15, 2014
The US is not a homogenous society. The new majority in the US is descended from the poor indigenous migrants of the Americas, and . . .
The Economic Cost of Toxic Chemicals to Environmental Justice Communities
Michele Roberts | April 18, 2014
Mossville, Louisiana, a historically African-American community founded in the late 1700s, may be about to disappear.
Surrounded by 14 toxic chemical facilities, the town is now faced with a proposal from SASOL, the South African multinational chemical company, for a massive new chemical . . .
Knowledge is Key with Chemical Safety Policy
Michele Roberts | October 29, 2013
I grew up in Delaware, in an area that was commonly known as one of the largest chemical corridors in the world. Sure, that meant there were jobs and income for our residents, but it also came with a heavy cost to the personal health of some in my family and neighbors. Growing up, I saw members . . .
Faith and Environmental Justice
Michele Roberts | November 26, 2012
Recently, I was asked to share a faith message on environmental justice, for the Season of Creation-Mother Earth Sunday, at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, located in Wilmington, Delaware.
The minister of the church also told me the service would include a baptism of . . .