Skip to main content

Blogs

Chinyere and mom

Earthjustice—in recognition of Black History Month—is sharing articles and videos each Friday of February about African Americans who have made contributions to the environmental movement. In addition to recognizing the courageous work of others, Earthjustice’s own African-American staff also share personal stories about how they became involved in environmental issues.

Dr. Mildred McClain

Earthjustice—in recognition of Black History Month—is sharing articles and videos each Friday of February about African Americans who have made contributions to the environmental movement. In addition to recognizing the courageous work of others, Earthjustice’s own African-American staff also share personal stories about how they became involved in environmental issues.

Dr. Bullard SXSW

Earthjustice—in recognition of Black History Month—is sharing articles and videos about African Americans who have made contributions to the environmental movement. In addition to recognizing the courageous work of others, Earthjustice’s own African-American staff will also share personal stories about how they became involved in the environmental movement.

Los Angeles Smog Aerial

[Update 2/6/2015:  The governing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) voted 10 -1, with two members absent, to approve the district's air plan. The vote came despite extensive testimony from community members who shared their personal stories of health woes due to particle pollution. The district's plan will now go to the state for approval and finally, EPA.

Janet Rodriquez Oakland

On Monday, I traveled to Sacramento to testify at a public hearing on EPA’s proposed update to the ozone standard, along with many other environmentalists, public health advocates, students and individuals who are concerned about the effects of ozone on our health and environment. During the full day hearing, many testified about how ozone pollution has hurt their communities, their families and their own health.

Smog Los Angeles

Looking across San Francisco Bay can be an alarming sight. Many days, a dingy cloud hangs over the Bay, threatening lungs and lives. Ozone pollution, also known as smog, is a serious health threat that Californians have suffered under for decades. In the American Lung Association’s 2014 State of the Air Report, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties received a D, while Contra Costa County received an F when grading the counties on smog pollution. California is home to the top five most smog-polluted cities in the nation: Los Angeles, Visalia, Bakersfield, Fresno, and Sacramento.

Pages

About the Earthjustice Blog

unEARTHED is a forum for the voices and stories of the people behind Earthjustice's work. The views and opinions expressed in this blog do not necessarily represent the opinion or position of Earthjustice or its board, clients, or funders. Learn more about Earthjustice.