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Andrew Wheeler, EPA Chief

Report: Head of EPA Liked Racist Post About Obamas

by Teddy Grant   Oct 10, 2018

The acting head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler, is alleged to have liked racist memes about the Obamas on Facebook... Read More

Environmental, Scientist Lab, EPA, Chemical, Chemicals

The EPA Proposes Closing Office that Studies the Effects of Chemicals on Kids

by Teddy Grant   Feb 28, 2018

The Trump Administration is shutting down a federal environmental office that tests the effects of chemical exposure on kids, according to The Hill.  In... Read More

Earth Day

The Dangerous Environmental Outlook for Black Communities

by Keith Rushing   Apr 21, 2017

If you want to understand what the Trump era will mean for Black communities that are overburdened with pollution, the people of St. John... Read More

Flint Water Crisis is Not An ‘Experiment,’ EPA Exec Says

Flint Water Crisis is Not An ‘Experiment,’ EPA Exec Says

by Shantell E. Jamison   Mar 30, 2017

A top executive with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the agency is following widely accepted protocols when handling the Flint water crisis. MLIVE... Read More

Environment

Why Blacks Need Environmental Protection — And Why We’re at Risk of Losing It

by Keith Rushing   Mar 28, 2017

As African-Americans, we know there are a plethora of reasons our lifespans are almost four years lower than Whites, but there’s a menacing health... Read More

Did the EPA Fail to Protect a Black Community from Environmental Racism?

Did the EPA Fail to Protect a Black Community from Environmental Racism?

by Jazelle Hunt   Jan 19, 2016

Over the last 14 years, a landfill has been consuming Ronald Smith’s hometown. The aptly named Stone’s Throw Landfill is situated in the leafy... Read More

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson, First-Ever Black EPA Head, to Step Down

by The Grio   Dec 27, 2012

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, the first-ever African-American to hold that post, announced Thursday she is leaving after a four-year tenure marked by... Read More