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Campaign Pushes Local Food & Safe Products at Dollar General

Expert BlogAlbuquerque, New MexicoSara Imperiale, Margaret Brown
A delegation from the Campaign for Healthier Solutions attended the 2023 Dollar General shareholder meeting in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. As shareholders, we urged the corporation to phase out toxic chemicals from its consumer products and move forward with sourcing nutritious, locally…

Organic Needs a Boost in the Farm Bill

Expert BlogUnited States, California, Iowa, Washington, D.C.Allison Johnson
Our public investments in organic food production have not kept pace with the organic sector’s growth – and that’s a missed opportunity for domestic economic development. The Opportunities in Organic Act would help U.S. farms meet consumer demand by reducing…

To Support Recovery, Protect Environmental Agency Budgets

Expert BlogNew MexicoNoah Long, Drevet Hunt
The legislature will face many tough decisions in this special session. Whether to retain as much funding as possible for environmental and natural resources agencies is not one of them.

From Farms to Dollar Stores, One Woman’s Fight for Justice

DispatchAlbuquerque, New MexicoNicole Greenfield
In her long history as a community organizer and environmental justice activist, Helga Garza has advocated for clean water and nontoxic toys. Her current mission: making fresh, local produce accessible.

Campaign Pushes for Fresh, Local Food at Dollar General

Expert BlogAlbuquerque, New MexicoSara Imperiale, Margaret Brown

A delegation from the Campaign for Healthier Solutions attended the 2019 Dollar General shareholder meeting to insist that Dollar General phase out toxic chemicals from its consumer products and source locally grown, fresh produce to better protect the health of…

Could These Country Roads Be Toxic to Kids?

DispatchIowaSusan Cosier
A county in eastern Iowa has been replacing gravel with slag, a steel industry byproduct. It’s hard, sharp, and potentially a public health concern.

A Fracking Boom Ransacks the Four Corners

DispatchNew MexicoTim Vanderpool
Native American activists in northwest New Mexico are putting up a firm resistance as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management hands over their homeland to allies in the oil and gas industry.

A Force for Nature, and for New Mexico

DispatchNew MexicoLora Shinn
Half a century later, a parent of the environmental justice movement is still standing up for low-income communities in the Southwest.

Climate Change, Ahoy!

Latest NewsAfricaBrian Palmer
A new study says the Horn of Africa is going to get hotter and drier, driving poverty and piracy.