Blog — Climate Justice

From the Bronx to Botswana: Making a climate change connection

Today, a new challenge faces communities of color everywhere, and that challenge lies at the intersection of a global environmental, health, and poverty crises. This challenge that we are talking about is climate change, which disproportionately affects communities of color no matter where they are located.


WATCH: Reverend Theresa Dear Testifies on Air Toxics Rule

Watch the powerful testimony of NAACP Dupage County Illinois Branch President Reverend Theresa Dear on EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards


Nature’s Fury—Chronicling the Devastating Effects of Climate Change in the US South

On my tour of Alabama's tornado ravaged communities, I heard stories of triumph and stories of tragedy, stories of miracles and many stories of resilience.


Oil Spill Claims Help in the Gulf

The NAACP will hold a series of Gulf Financial Counseling Fairs this week in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida to assist people with claims related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Crisis in Cancún

While TV pundits and politicians continue to debate the existence of climate change, the impacts of the crisis continue to worsen, threatening the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people across the world.


Vote As If Your Life Depends On It: Especially for US, It Does!

In response to the disturbing information crossing my desk about the disproportionate dumping of oiled waste from the BP Oil Drilling Disaster in communities of color, I called our friend at the EPA.


NAACP Convenes HBCUs in the Gulf Region to Discuss Sustainability Research Agenda

Historically Black College and Universities from the five Gulf Coast States convened at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, to discuss the engagement of HBCUs in planning and executing a research agenda on the oil drilling disaster, as well as ongoing sustainability in the Gulf region.


Gulf Waste — could be headed to a landfill near you?

One of the "fathers of Environmental Justice" and NAACP member Dr. Robert D. Bullard sent the Climate Justice team an interesting article on an ABC news story entitled Gulf Waste Heads to Landfills, Some With Problems.


Harbor Homes — Living in a Cloud of Coal Ash

Yesterday the EPA hosted the first of a series of Coal Ash Hearings in Arlington, VA with the aim of getting feedback on the proposed “Coal Combustion Rule.”


Katrina’s lessons still not learned 5 years later

Ms. Sadie is an African-American woman who was born and raised in Pointe a la Hache in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. When Hurricane Katrina struck five years ago she lost the only home she had ever known.


NAACP Hosted an Interagency Briefing on July 29 in New Orleans

On July 29, 2010 in New Orleans Louisiana, the NAACP and the Department of Homeland Security co-hosted a briefing to discuss the BP Oil Spill Disaster and contingency planning for hurricanes and natural disasters in the BP Oil Spill affected areas.


Is BP’s Waste Being Dumped in Your Back Yard?

As the NAACP continues its fight against the monumental environmental and human implications of the Gulf Oil disaster, we continue to uncover new and alarming details about the clean-up processes that BP is utilizing.


Looking for our old blogs?

The Climate Justice Initiative team has created a space for people to locate our archived blogs.


Bring Lessons from Convention Home With You

Inspired by Convention? Of course you are! You will return to your community with a renewed sense of commitment to fighting for civil rights and equality. But you might need a road map for advocating on the issues that affect your community.


NAACP Blasts BP for Oil Spill Response

On Friday, July 10 NAACP president and CEO sent a letter to British Petrolium CEO Tony Haward blasting the company for endangering communities of color in it's response to the oil spill disaster.


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