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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Risky Byhalia Connection Pipeline Threatens Tennessee & Mississippi Health, Water Supply

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The proposed Byhalia Connection pipeline project is situated in a particularly problematic intersection where environmental justice, hydrology, geology, and risks to human and environmental health intersect.

The fight to protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Regulatory actions to open ANWR for drilling in ANWR have significant and potentially grievous implications for Alaska’s Native peoples, and do not bode well for Alaska’s air, water, and landscape, and the biodiverse species such as the Porcupine caribou that call it home.

Kern County’s Drafted EIR Will Increase the Burden for Frontline Communities

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Built on sound data and ample research, FracTracker recommends several measures be taken to protect the health of California's overburdened Frontline Communities.

Industrial Impacts in Michigan: A Photo Essay & Story Map

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Southwest Detroit and neighboring South Rockwood in Monroe County…
CA Setbacks Map

People and Production: Reducing Risk in California Extraction

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Executive Summary New research shows that low-income communities…

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