Environmental Racism

Environmental Racism

Environmental racism is the disproportionate exposure that people of color have to environmental pollutants and other hazards. Check out the resources below to learn more about the systemic injustices that the fossil fuel industry help perpetuate.


How the polluter-backed National Black Chamber misleads minorities

A Question of Environmental Racism in Flint

Cancer Alley: Big Industry & Bigger Illness Along Mississippi River

Racism is the Air You Breathe: When Where You Live Determines How Fast You Die

“Coal Blooded,” NAACP

Almost Everything You Need to Know about Environmental Justice

Confronting Environmental Racism in the 21st Century Justice Map

Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots

Race Best Predicts Whether You Live Near Pollution

The Environmental Justice Movement, NRDC

Environmental Racism’s Indisputable Facts, UCC

Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: 1987-2007

Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP

Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson, 350.org

In Washington, DC:

Environmental Justice Committee, Sierra Club

Race and Pollution in Washington, DC, African American Environmentalist Association

Toxic Sites Along the Anacostia River

PEPCO Sued by Environmental Protection Agency

Anacostia Riverkeeper


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