Many of the issues that environmental non-profits work on are problems that people of color (POC) face daily, but last year, as I attended a Clean Water Action staff retreat I looked around and noticed that the majority of the people there were white. I have a feeling that this is common in many environmental groups across the country. So why is it that POC, who are most impacted by environmental destruction, are not represented in the organizations that work to combat and address the harmful threats to their lives?
Last week, we introduced you to Donald Trump’s “beachhead hires” at EPA – executive branch staff who can be influential in determining an agency’s mission under a new President. Today, we’ll take a look at the Department of Energy beachhead hires.
Republicans in Congress and the Trump Administration are saying “regulatory reform” a lot. They are using this innocuous label to hide that their agenda poses a direct threat to clean water and more.
Last week, a freight train on its way to the Port of Baltimore derailed in Ijamsville, a small town in Frederick County. Fortunately, although the train was carrying hazardous materials, none of the eight cars that derailed were punctured, and other than disruption to other freight shipments through Maryland, there were no impacts. Read more about the derailment and see pictures in the Frederick News-Post.