The Latest by Keith Rushing

National Communications Strategist, Partnerships and Intersectional Justice

Based in Washington, D.C., Keith is the National Communications Strategist for Partnerships and Intersectional Justice.

March 25, 2020

Bajo la Sombra Del COVID-19, Algunas Industrias Buscan Permiso Para Seguir Contaminando

Las industrias contaminantes presionan al gobierno para que flexibilice restricciones y elimine requisitos de monitoreo.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
April 5, 2018

Scott Pruitt Doesn鈥檛 Play by the Rules鈥攁nd He Still Can鈥檛 Win

The EPA administrator's efforts to go rogue and ignore bedrock environmental law keep failing.

Bebe White
March 12, 2018

Two Black Communities in Albany Fight for Answers Amid Official Apathy

The state is risking their health for dirty energy. Now, two of Albany’s designated environmental justice communities are fighting for cleaner air.

El hurac谩n Mar铆a volc贸 las vidas de muchos residentes de Puerto Rico como Heydee P茅rez y su hijo, Yenel Calera.
December 11, 2017

Hogares sin luz en Puerto Rico reciben energ铆a solar

Cuando el hurac谩n Mar铆a comenz贸 a alejarse de Puerto Rico tras asolar la isla, David Ortiz sali贸 a la calle con un machete y un coraz贸n humanitario.

Heydee P茅rez and her son, Yenel Calera, a week after hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
December 7, 2017

Groups Provide a Solar Energy Stopgap for Puerto Ricans Living without Power

An environmental coalition has distributed 6,000 solar lanterns among Puerto Ricans who are still living without power.

Reid Gardner coal plant
October 31, 2017

Tribe Fought for Coal Ash Safeguards, Then Pruitt Came Along

For decades, coal ash has been affecting the lives of the Paiute Indians who live on the Moapa River Reservation some 30 miles from Las Vegas.

Adem谩s de las inundaciones causadas por el hurac谩n Harvey, muchas comunidades en Texas se enfrentan a la peligrosa contaminaci贸n causada por el cierre de operaciones de refiner铆as cercanas.
September 5, 2017

Vecindarios en Houston sufren alza en contaminaci贸n tras Hurac谩n Harvey

Residentes de todo el estado de Texas y la regi贸n del Golfo siguen sintiendo los efectos devastadores del hurac谩n Harvey, concentrando m谩s de 50 pulgadas de lluvia en algunas zonas esta semana, desplazando a miles de personas y matando a un n煤mero a煤n por confirmar.

Kentucky Air National Guardsmen conduct water rescue missions in Port Arthur, Texas, on Aug. 30, 2017, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey
August 31, 2017

In Harvey’s Wake, Residents Near Houston Industry Suffer Pollution Spike

Refinery shutdowns leave communities vulnerable to releases of hazardous emissions

July 28, 2017

Detienen Los Enga帽os Del Distrito De Control De Contaminaci贸n Ambiental Del Condado De San Joaqu铆n

Seg煤n la Asociaci贸n Pulmonar Americana, Bakersfield es el lugar con mayor poluci贸n de part铆culas a corto plazo en Estados Unidos y con los peores niveles de poluci贸n de ozono. Ambas formas de contaminaci贸n est谩n relacionadas con enfermedades pulmonares, como el asma, y enfermedades del coraz贸n.

A train transports oil across California's Central Valley, headed towards the Bakersfield Crude Terminal in Kern County.
July 26, 2017

California County Agency Caught Colluding with Polluters

Court denies permit for crude-by-rail terminal sewer system in Bakersfield, Calif., after rejecting air control board’s funny math.