Social Issues Related to Energy

In 1970, the first Earth Day brought twenty million Americans to the streets to advocate for a healthy environment, laying the grounds for the modern climate justice movement. Explore issues related to Environmental Justice, resistance, activism, and stewardship in the articles and maps below.

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8 Maps to Strengthen Environmental Justice Policy in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania’s environmental justice policy is an important tool for protecting marginalized communities from harm - but it needs your input!

Real Talk on Pipelines

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This story map contains audio clips and quotes from local officials and residents on the impacts of oil & gas pipelines in their communities.
Russia Ukraine Energy Map

Mapping Energy Systems Impacted by the Russia-Ukraine War

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This story map explores how the West's failure to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is funding Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Painting of Dimock

Victoria’s Story

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The story of Victoria Switzer, a Dimock resident who is leading the charge to protect Burdick Creek and Dimock from toxic fracking waste.

Ten Things I learned from Taking Break Free From Plastic’s Toxic Tours

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FracTracker's Erica Jackson outlines ten things she learned in Break Free From Plastic's virtual Toxic Tours.

It’s Time to Stop Urban Oil Drilling in Los Angeles

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Oil & gas wells in Los Angeles disproportionately impact marginalized communities, producing dangerous levels of invisible, toxic emissions.
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