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Climate Justice on Juneteenth

Expert BlogNew York CityIrene Nielson, Dr. Sabrina Johnson
Honoring Juneteenth requires us to apply commitment and creativity to directing today's unprecedented federal investments toward repairing past harms.

A Rapid Test Finds New Energy Justice Opportunities at DOE

Expert BlogUnited StatesIrene Nielson

With funds from the new infrastructure law, communities have an opportunity to launch new public and community energy programs, seek investments in transmission and grid infrastructure to help meet local climate and resilience goals, and work toward energy justice.

Minneapolis Acts to Fight the Human Cost of Climate Change

Expert BlogIrene Nielson
We often expect news of innovative environmental policies to come out of cities in California, but Minneapolis is emerging as a national leader and proving that every city, in every part of the country, can and should push for bold…

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