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UC Irvine’s Michael Méndez on an Environmental Justice Agenda for 2021

The Biden administration’s top priorities in its first month in office have focused on addressing the “four converging crises — COVID-19, the resulting economic crisis, climate change, and racial inequity…

Mapping Environmental Justice in the Biden-Harris Administration

California’s environmental justice mapping tool offers clear lessons for identifying and targeting benefits to disadvantaged communities…

Two dozen environmental justice (EJ) groups have come out in support of CalEPA ordering the Kern County ag commissioner to adopt a pesticide notification system…

Sacramento, at least, is excited about Washington’s new climate direction…

Out of all the Joe Biden administration’s suite of executive orders on climate signed on Wednesday, advocates in California have latched on to one in particular: a promise to halt new oil and gas lease sales on public lands and offshore and to review existing leases…

Do Environmental Markets Cause Environmental Injustice? Evidence from California’s Carbon Market

Market-based environmental policies are widely adopted on the basis of allocative efficiency. However, there is growing concern that these market forces could widen existing disparities in pollution exposure between disadvantaged and other communities…

Do Environmental Markets Cause Environmental Injustice? Evidence from California’s Carbon Market

Market-based environmental policies are widely adopted on the basis of allocative efficiency. However, there is growing concern that these market forces could widen existing disparities in pollution exposure between disadvantaged and other communities…

Last August, the Western U.S. experienced a record-breaking heatwave, eventually causing CAISO to initiate rolling blackouts in California for the first time in two decades…

Talks on expanding local pesticide notifications deadlock

Efforts to better protect Shafter residents from accidental exposure to pesticides appear to have hit an impasse after local talks broke down late last year and Kern’s ag commissioner this month rejected a senior state official’s attempt at intervention…

Environmentalists Demand Gavin Newsom Join Biden’s Halt of Oil and Gas Drilling

Out of all the Biden administration’s suite of executive orders on climate signed on Wednesday, advocates in California have latched on to one in particular: a promise to halt new oil and gas lease sales on public lands and offshore and to review existing leases…