September 18, 2019 By Lily Milwit (Law & Policy Intern, PRRAC), Megan Haberle (Deputy Director, PRRAC), and Ndidi Anekwe (Policy Intern, PRRAC) In October 2018, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on the impact of global warming, suggesting that we have twelve years to make necessary changes to global energy … [Read more...] about 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Positions on Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and Related Housing Issues (Lily Milwit, Megan Haberle, & Ndidi Anekwe, September 2019)
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PRRAC works to develop and support environmental justice advocacy, with a focus on strong national and local partnership strategies. Harmful and inequitable environmental hazard siting, enforcement disparities, and other EJ issues have often been closely connected to residential segregation and concentrated poverty, as well as racial bias and disparities in access to power structures. Our work to improve these conditions is an important complement to other strategies that serve as immediate interventions to improve health (in particular that of young children), such as voucher mobility and strong standards for where subsidized housing is sited.
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A PRRAC Field Report (November 2018). Edited by Megan Haberle & Heidi Kurniawan. Editors' Note: "We are proud to offer this compilation of case studies, reflections, and strategic advice from fellow advocates who are working to advance structural change and make a concrete difference for communities throughout the country. Many of the authors explore the theme of synergy … [Read more...] about Strategies for Health Justice: Lessons from the Field (Edited by Megan Haberle & Heidi Kurniawan, November 2018)
PRRAC Research & Advocacy Guide (July 2018). By Jennifer Bisgaier & Jennifer Pollan. Excerpt: "Communities of color have long argued that there is a need for stronger environmental and health protections that adequately serve all people and that advance their rights to fair participation. Since the modern environmental justice movement began in the 1980s, a series of … [Read more...] about The Call for Environmental Justice Legislation: An Annotated Bibliography (Jennifer Bisgaier & Jennifer Pollan, July 2018)
PRRAC hosted a symposium on Fair Housing Intersections, exploring the connections between housing policy, transportation, environmental justice, and education. The panel was moderated by Dennis Parker, PRRAC Board Member and Director of the ACLU's Racial Justice Project, and featured Anthony Foxx, previous U.S. Secretary of Transportation; John King, previous U.S. Secretary of … [Read more...] about Photo Gallery: Fair Housing Intersections
By Megan Haberle. Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, (January 2018). Excerpt: "Fair housing and environmental justice are deeply intertwined, though they have long operated in separate siloes among both policymakers and advocates. In recent years, the importance of connecting these issues has been brought home in acute ways. This included the public … [Read more...] about Fair Housing and Environmental Justice: New Strategies and Challenges (Megan Haberle, January 2018)