Environmental Justice

Our Mission: To discuss and explore the linkages between environmental quality and social justice, and to promote dialogue, increased understanding and appropriate action.

​​Sierra Club signals lawsuit over New Orleans school rebuilding

The Sierra Club and an alumni group put New Orleans' two public school systems on notice Monday (Aug. 3) that they may sue over rebuilding Booker T. Washington High School on a toxic waste site. The notice is a necessary procedural step in filing a citizens' lawsuit in federal court, attorney Monique Harden said.

Yuhuang buys St. James site for $1.85 billion methanol complex

The Sierra Club and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network claim DEQ erred in concluding the plant’s emissions would be so low that Yuhuang didn’t need a separate permitting process requiring more intensive emissions modeling.

Important Links and Resources

Resources for allies, activists and researchers on the links between social justice and environmental issues, including water, air, and toxins.
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Katrina 10-Year Commemoration

10 years after Katrina, the Gulf Coast still fights for the most basic of rights: to return home, breathe clean air, and drink clean water. Together we can start to right the wrongs and demand a world run on clean energy, instead of a culture of dirty fuel extraction.
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Green Army Water Festival

Rally on the Capitol steps! Green Army Water Festival

Healthy Trails Project New Orleans East

Healthy Trails Project New Orleans East

Old Gentilly Landfill permits shouldn't be renewed, environmentalists, community members say

The Gentilly Landfill, reopened by the City of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to accept construction and demolition debris, should not have its permit renewed, leaders of several environmental organizations and local residents told a state hearing officer Tuesday night (Feb.

Environmental groups join St. Charles Parish refinery workers on picket line

Environmental groups walked alongside striking oil refinery workers on the picket line outside the Motiva complex in Norco