Posts Under ‘environmental justice’ Category

Why Is New York City's Air Getting Cleaner?

Several weeks ago, this was the headline for a press release: Mayor Bloomberg announces New York City’s air quality has reached the cleanest levels in more than 50 years. That’s quite a claim. Most media outlets reporting this story cut and pasted from the press release; few bothered to delve into the report Bloomberg was…Continue Reading…

Memo to Smug Greens

Here’s a delightfully salty¬†essay from a fellow Brooklynite (of course!) which you should chew on while pondering the collapse of civilization. Pay special heed to this: There is a good reason that the environmental movement in this country — and those tiny, blonde Northern countries — do not win the hearts and minds of most…Continue Reading…

Green Bigotry

There’s a good post up at Grist on the latent anti-immigrant sentiment within the larger environmental community. Anyone who is familiar with the green bigotry on this issue has probably bumped up against what the writer describes here: So after I began working in the environmental community, I was disturbed to find that when friends…Continue Reading…

The Coal Coloring Book

Evidently, children in West Virginia are clamoring for it. Reminds me of the time when I was getting a tour of this mega landfill in Pennsylvania, for a feature story I did on garbage and environmental justice. At the end of the tour, the dump’s manager handed me a plastic bag of goodies that included…Continue Reading…