Why Defending Indigenous Rights is Integral to Fighting Climate Change

Type
Literature
Publication
Begay, Jade, and Ayşe Gürsöz. “Why Defending Indigenous Rights Is Integral to Fighting Climate Change.” Independent Media Institute and Rainforest Action Network, 5 Sept. 2018, www.ecowatch.com/defending-indigenous-rights-climate-change-2602221014.html.
Year Published
2018
Organization
EcoWatch
Description

"Even as the Trump administration rolls back regulations meant to protect Americans from pollution, the EPA recently released a report that finds that people of color are much more likely to breathe toxic air than their white counterparts. The study's basic findings—that non-whites bear a higher burden in terms of pollution that leads to a range of poor health outcomes—is supported by other similar studies, and underpins the issue of environmental injustice that impacts many politically marginalized communities."

Geography