On the Southeast Side, the air monitoring project is the latest example of the ripple effects of a neighborhood-led battle against the storage of massive amounts of petroleum coke.
Michigan State University researcher Kyle Powys Whyte has published essays and scholarly articles on how the Dakota Access project represents what he describes as an ongoing form of U.S. colonialism over Native Americans.
New Illinois energy legislation was a product of negotiation and compromise, but many details still have to be worked out.
The advocacy group Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice has for years spearheaded a citywide climate change action plan, trains city residents in clean energy jobs and helps fight for tougher pollution controls on their corporate neighbors — all under the guiding principle: “From the bottom up, by force.”
At a hearing in Chicago last week, activists called on the EPA to use a little-known provision of the Clean Power Plan to advance environmental justice.
An aging coal plant north of Chicago was a hot topic at a hearing yesterday exploring whether ongoing industrial pollution in minority neighborhoods amounts to civil rights violations.
Two organizations that helped shut down Chicago’s last coal plants are taking a closer look at particulate emissions from trucks.
Illinois native Sandra Steingraber, a high-profile anti-fracking activist and scientist, spoke to journalists in Pittsburgh about recent developments and the larger fracking landscape.