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Black community members speak out against racism at the 2014 Justice for All march in Washington, D.C. From housing to education and from health care to environmental justice, Trump seeks to set our communities back.

Environmental justice groups will descend on Washington, D.C., this weekend from around the country to ramp up their fight against climate change. They will come together on April 29th for the Peoples Climate March march, walking from the U.S. Capitol to the White House and finally to the Washington Monument.

EPA Ozone Hearing

The following comments were submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency, in response to Scott Pruitt's call for public engagement. You have until May 15th to tell him why you need environmental safeguards to protect your family and health.

"I was born with asthma and am so concerned that this trend will become more and more severe as regulations are cut back."

electric bus rally

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or LA Metro, is at a crossroads. In the 1990s, the agency made great strides in shifting from toxic, diesel-powered buses to natural gas-powered ones. This was a historic change, making LA Metro the first major transit agency in the U.S. to retire all of its diesel buses. Advocacy groups like the Bus Riders Union fought tirelessly for this shift away from diesel and for other changes to the region’s bus system.

Lawmakers are trying to sneak provisions that threaten our air, water and wildlife into urgent government spending bills.

Debate has been swirling in Washington, D.C., lately about President Trump’s extreme budget proposal—and for good reason. It’s a radical plan that would gut funding for crucial environmental priorities like clean air and water and severely undercut efforts to keep communities healthy, protect the environment and combat climate change. 

For Nathan Piengkham, a member of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the personal journey toward becoming a water protector started with a felled cedar. “We were gifted a giant cedar log from the Quinault area,” he explained, referring to a part of coastal Washington that is home to the Quinault Tribal Nation. Once he and other carvers had transformed the log into a traditional dugout canoe, they took it out onto local rivers, marking the first time in about a century that members of the tribes had engaged in this practice.


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