New York Pollution Burdens Communities of Color Most

New York Pollution Burdens Communities of Color Most

The first comprehensive survey of environmental inequalities by the mayor’s office of environmental justice reveals that nearly half of all New Yorkers live in areas with “disproportionate” burdens from pollution. Most affected are communities of color, which are also...
The Justice40 Initiative

The Justice40 Initiative

What is the Justice40 Initiative? For the first time in our nation’s history, the Federal government has made it a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal climate, clean energy, affordable and sustainable housing, and other investments flow to...
Who is Most Impacted by Climate Change?

Who is Most Impacted by Climate Change?

According to Amnesty International, the climate crisis is a manifestation of deep-rooted injustices. Although the climate crisis is a global problem affecting everybody, it disproportionately affects individuals and groups who are already subjected to multiple and...
Environmental Injustice Along the Houston Ship Channel

Environmental Injustice Along the Houston Ship Channel

Amnesty International’s latest report shows the harms suffered by local communities from pollution emitted by the hundreds of petrochemical plants and refineries along the Houston Ship Channel in Texas. The report documents the health and human rights consequences of...