Seven years after the closure of the Crawford coal plant in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, the site is still a lightning rod for neighborhood activism and outrage.
Citing poor air quality and environmental racism, residents of the majority Black neighborhood surrounding the plant had long fought for its closure.
A tool that helped direct $66.5 million to Fresno could provide a template for other states seeking to counteract the effects of pollution in vulnerable communities.
A weeklong boot camp in Union Hill, Virginia, trained 10 area residents on the basics of installing rooftop solar.
“We want environmental justice to become part of every breath we’re taking as a movement,” the Virginia Interfaith Power & Light director says.