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Stacks at the Nucor Steel plant – one of the types of manufacturing sites that would be affected by a carbon tax – in front of the Space Needle in Seattle. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Why aren’t environmentalists supporting a carbon tax in Washington state?

Washington state's plan to create a carbon tax would make it a climate leader, but local environmental groups are fighting it. What gives?
Residents of Flint, Michigan wait at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. on the water crisis. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Clinton seizes on environmental justice but progress requires deep reforms

Hillary Clinton has elevated environmental justice to a high level as a presidential nominee, but as the Flint water crisis demonstrates, the deeper problem lies in ineffective government agencies.
The hidden costs of affordable housing in the outer suburbs include poorer access to services and long hours of commuting. AAP/David Crosling

An environmentally just city works best for all in the end

Australian cities should be made to work for all inhabitants. This involves evenly spreading the disadvantages of industrial and commercial activities as well as the advantages of good access to services.
Flint, Michigan residents couldn’t get answers about their water – so they did their own research. Laura Nawrocik

Can citizen science empower disenfranchised communities?

A new model of citizen-led science is emerging – as in the case of Flint, Michigan's poisoned water. Rather than simply supporting scientists, citizens ask their own questions and set the research agenda.
Showing his stripes: visiting a favela in Brazil in 2013. Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil

With encyclical, Pope Francis elevates environmental justice

The pope's encyclical turns climate change into a moral discussion by focusing on the disproportionate impact of climate change on poor countries and regions.
Trying to stop an incinerator project in Baltimore. United Workers/Flickr

Environmental justice: big ambitions, little action

The EPA and other federal agencies have yet to address environmental justice – despite a long history of poor and minority communities suffering environmental ills disproportionately.

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