Category Archives: environmental justice

Legislation Proposes Moratorium on Mountaintop Removal Permits Until Health Consequences Are Invesitgated

     On Wednesday, February 13th, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) introduced the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act (H.R. 526) in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The legislation would place a moratorium on all new mountaintop … Continue reading

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Environmental Issues on the U.S. Army Bases in Korea: Complex Relationship between Policies and Public Health and Environmental Health Law

After the Korean War, the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) was drafted to secure the military support and cooperation of the United States Forces in Korea (USFK). However, there were several incidents where the two countries conflicted. In May 2011, … Continue reading

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Air Pollution’s Disproportionate Impact on Low-Income Americans

“There is a kinship between the being of the earth and that of my body.” – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, 1970 In college, I grew accustomed to the sound of trains, cars, and trucks lulling me to sleep every night. On cold winter mornings, I … Continue reading

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Revising Fish Consumption Rates in the Pacific Northwest: The Inextricable Link Between Environmental Protection & Human Health

The Problem of Low Fish Consumption Rates Washington State is currently in the process of revising its fish consumption rates (FCRs). The current rates were developed in the 1980s and 1990s, and recent studies indicate that Washingtonians consume much more fish … Continue reading

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