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Justice Through GIS

By: Benjamin Silver, Science and Technology Intern I never imagined that a five-gigabyte software on my laptop could contain an approach to fighting environmental injustice. The keys lie somewhere between map frames and advanced geostatistical interpolations. Before interning at CHEJ, I had an incomplete understanding of environmental justice. I pictured the field solely as activists [...]

The US ignored Louisiana’s ‘cancer alley’ for decades. Will Biden finally take action?

For five years I have fought against the polluters who have poisoned our community in Louisiana’s “cancer alley”, or as we call it now, “death alley”. And for decades our fight has been ignored by the US government. This makes President Joe Biden’s decision to reference “cancer alley” earlier last week, as he signed new [...]

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