NCEJN Blog

Here you can explore articles and stories that we are telling from the front-lines of climate change.

The Good Fight Continues

Dear NC EJ Network Family, We hope this letter finds you well, and enjoying the holiday season! Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the NC Environmental Justice Network. This year was full of seemingly endless battles for justice, and we appreciate you sticking...

‘Garbage juice’ bill ‘illogical and unethical’

From the NC Environmental Justice Network Staff: Regarding “NC poised to test what critics call a ‘snowblower blowing garbage juice’ ” (Aug. 12): We at the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN) would like to applaud Gov. Roy Cooper on his veto of HB...

INDYWeek’s Hogwashed Part 3

I saw firsthand in North Carolina how corporate interests are disproportionately placing environmental and public health burdens on low-income communities of color that they would never accept in their own neighborhoods. In North Carolina, large corporate pork...

INDYWeek’s Hogwashed, Part 2

Over Duplin County...there are at least fifty (hog farms) in a ten-mile radius. Each farm has a minimum of two thousand pigs, most far more. So a lowball estimate would mean one hundred thousand pigs in ten miles. Ten thousand pigs a mile. A 180-pound pig can produce...