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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

REPORT: EPA is Failing to Protect Low-Income Communities of Color

*This is distressing. In 2008 4.7 million Latinos were diagnosed with asthma, most because of environmental causes. VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (1.5 minute read) The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report Friday (September 24) on the EPA and its enforcement of environmental justice, and they found that the agency is not protecting communities in

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Latino Activist to Head EPA’s Enviro Justice

By Brett Israel, New America Media NAM Editor’s note: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is turning to a Houston activist to lead the fight against environmental injustices around the country. Matthew Tejada has been tapped as the EPA’s...

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

A Tale of Two Communities and Contaminated Water

  By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco This past week two stories stood out identifying two communities of color different in many ways but connected by a common challenge: contaminated water. One story, from the New York Times, pointed out the...