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Environmental Justice

Smoke billowing from a tower against a sunset

This year, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Aaron Torop

 

“I’m fifteen years old, and a sophomore in high school. In my decade and a half living in America, I have inhaled the equivalent of about five-thousand-five-hundred cigarettes, when in reality I’ve never touched one. I’m only a teenager and that is an outrageous number. There are millions of people who have breathed this poor air for far longer than me, getting sicker and sicker with every breath they take. It is shameful that so many Americans - 150,000 - die prematurely each year from preventable pollution related causes.”

“I’m fifteen years old, and a sophomore in high school. In my decade and a half living in America, I have inhaled the equivalent of about five-thousand-five-hundred cigarettes, when in reality I’ve never touched one. I’m only a teenager and that is an outrageous number. There are millions of people who have breathed this poor air for far longer than me, getting sicker and sicker with every breath they take. It is shameful that so many Americans - 150,000 - die prematurely each year from preventable pollution related causes.”

Abigail Segel
The authors at a climate change march, holding signs that read "Happy 5779, Gov. Brown it's time to sign SB 100 for Clean Energy!"

During the past year, RAC-CA’s Climate Advocacy Team helped mobilize Reform congregations around the state to advocate for Senate Bill 100, the 100% Clea

Robert Kibrick and Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller

In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court released a series of opinions that were deeply disappointing to many in the social justice community.

Noah Goldmann