The Communities Fighting for a Zero-Emission World

Welcome friends of The Atlantic! Across the country, with Earthjustice’s support, communities are taking on polluters and leading the way to a more sustainable world.

Read on to learn more.

Ironton, Louisiana

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Photo credits: Plaquemines Parish, where Ironton is an unincorporated community. (Adrienne Bloch / Earthjustice); A jogger just outside a power plant in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens — part of an area known as “Asthma Alley.” (Aristide Economopoulos for Earthjustice); Signal Hill, an affluent suburb of Long Beach, has dozens of active oil wells and derricks, many in commercial parking lots and residential areas only feet from homes. (Tara Pixley for Earthjustice)