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2017

04.06.17 Trump threatens health of the poor [The Detroit News]

03.15.17 Experts say Environmental Justice voices missing on state work group [Legal News]

03.02.17 Cities, Companies May Fill Climate Vacuum Left by Trump [Bloomberg BNA]

02.15.17 Environmental Justice Work Group seeks to improve state guidelines, policy  [Upper Michigan Source]

02.14.17 Defeating Detroit’s Lead Poisoning Problem, House By House [Daily Detroit]

01.27.17 Letter: Make mobility work for everyone [The Detroit News]

01.26.17 EPA pick shows Trump doesn’t care much for Detroit [Detroit Free Press]

01.18.17 Ahead of Tonight’s State of the State, Experts Talk State of Economy, Education, and Environment [WDET]
01.10.17
 Wayne Co. redevelopment project nets $200k EPA grant [The Detroit News]

01.05.17 Q&A: Kimberly Hill Knott on using green infrastructure for environment justice in Detroit [Model D Media]

2016

12/29/16 Letter: Energy legislation a win for Detroit [The Detroit News]

12/18/16 Environmental Justice/Race Relations & Justice [American Black Journal, DPTV)

10/31/16 How Detroit’s climate change activist are using science to plan for a warmer city [Model D]

10/24/16 Advocates face roadblocks while pursuing community solar in Detroit [Midwest Energy News] 

10.05.16 Letter: Ending our reliance on coal benefits Detroiters [Detroit News]
9/29/16 Q & A: Climate activism in Detroit: ‘From the bottom up, by force’

9/14/16 Innovative Write A House Expands Into Detroit’s North End [Daily Detroit]

7/19/16 Why Aren’t We Hearing More About Environmental Justice from Presidential Candidates? [WDET]

7/2/2016 Business leaders in the news [Detroit Free Press]

06/14/16 Keep Hives Alive Tour brings urgency to global pollinator decline [Environment America]

05/26/16 Communities in Detroit team up to combat climate change [Michigan Radio]

04/25/16 In Detroit, Fighting Hopelessness With a Climate Plan [Inside Climate News]

04/13/16 Write A House Detroit awards its third house [Metro Times]

03/26/16 Does MDEQ put economic growth ahead of people? [Detroit Free Press]

03/15/16 The Floodwaters of Detroit [Ecologic]

03/08/16 Decision on carbon threatens Michiganians’ health [The Detroit News]

02/17/16 State: Power plant emissions standards on hold pending SCOTUS decision 

02/16/16 Michigan to suspend Clean Power Plan compliance effort pending federal court decision [Crain’s Detroit Business]

02/12/16 Racial demographics play a part in pollution levels, expert says [Michigan Radio]

02/03/16 Marathon Public Hearing [MLive]

02/02/16 Research to Action program gets results [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences]

01/06/16 From Terrible to Worse for Those Living in One of America’s Most Polluted Zip Codes [Commondreams.org]

1/5/16 Thanks to a new tool, it’s easier being green in Detroit [Model D]

2015

12/14/15 DTE Energy gets OK to raise rates an average of 5.3% [Crains Detroit Business]

12/7/15 Blog – Everyone Counts [3BL Media]

12/4/15 Op-Ed – Deregulating Toxic Chemicals a Major Shift [The Detroit News]

10/27/15 Detroit High School Students to Attend Youth Climate Summit [Washington Times]

10/22/15 Southeast Michigan’s Environmental Risks [WDET]

10/15/15 MSU Philosophy Professor Awarded for Academic Excellence [MSU Today]

10/7/15 Philopher-Activist Grace Lee Boggs Dies at 100 [The Rafu Shimpo]

10/6/15 Grace Lee Boggs. longtime Detroit activist, dies aged 100 [The Guardian]

10/5/15 Detroit Activist Grace Lee Boggs Dies at 100 [Deadline Detroit]

10/1/15 Write A House rehabs second home; winner gets keys Friday [Detroit Free Press]

08/24/15 With the right planning, Detroit’s vast empty space could be an asset [Michigan Radio]

07/24/15 EPA’s Clean Power Plan will protect health of Michigan families [Mlive]

06/09/15 Think Detroit has it rough now? Just wait ’til climate change gets ahold of it [Grist.org]

4/24/15 NRDC Tells  Regulators and Lawmakers in Lansing that Clean Energy Helps the Poorest and Most Vulnerable [NRDC Blog]

04/21/15 Feature: A look at how climate change will affect Detroit neighborhoods [ModelD]

04/07/15 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice on Climate Change in Detroit [WDET]

04/01/15 Kresge Foundation to announce neighborhood awards – Kresge’s awards are part of a five-year program to boost neighborhood redevelopment in Detroit [Free Press]

03/18/15 Letter: Clean air pays off for Michigan [The Detroit News]

01/22/15 City of Hope [Bucknell University]

2014

11/19/2014 Trio of Detroit neighborhoods account for chunk of greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, U-M study shows [Mlive]

11/5/2014 Clearing the air: Environmental justice in Detroit [The Michigan Daily]

10/24/2014 Weathering the storms: UM-Dearborn prof works to address climate change in Detroit [Press and Guide]

09/29/2014 How Detroit Has Streamlined its Fight Against Blight [PBS]

09/29/2014 Cutting GM’s Carbon Footprint [The Detroit News]

05.06.14 Guy Williams: Detroit striving to become global model for environmental, economic and social health

05.04.14 Guy Williams: ‘Environmental justice is my life’s work’ [Detroit Free Press]

04.9.14 Investing in the People Who Are Rebuilding Detroit [Knight Blog]

04.07.14 Michigan Green Leaders for 2014 Announced [Detroit Free Press]

02.18.14 School of Public Health, Detroit partners aim to improve city’s air quality [The University Record]

2013

12.02.13 Detroit environmental activist to help shape inaugural United Nations Environmental Assembly – MLive

10.03.13 Podcast Climate Change WDET (Link unavailable)

10.02.13 Detroit Climatology Report forecasts a rise in heat-related deaths in city [Crain’s]
8.28.13 What would environmental justice look like in Detroit?- The Luke Cole Memorial Fellow Blog: Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment

8.27.13 Tackling environmental issues crucial for Detroit’s success- WKAR

8.27.13 Sewage Overflow Adds to Detroit’s Woes- Scientific American

8.27.13 Curbside recycling in Detroit may pick up under plan to privatize waste-hauling- The Detroit News (link unavailable)

8.26.13 Detroit’s Toxic Legacy – Bankrupt City Faces Environmental Challenges- DC Bureau

7.30.13 Groups create action plan to tackle Detroit Environmental issues- The Detroit News

7.8.13 Rochelle Riley: A Cleaned-up Detroit is a Better City

6.10.13 Environmental Justice in Detroit: Hope Rises Amid Toxic Communities- Triple Pundit

5.1.13 Detroiter honored by White House speaks out on environmental justice- Michigan Chronicle

4.19.13 Street Beat: Champion of Change- CW50 Detroit

3.25.13 Detroit deconstruction plan has its share of obstacles- Detroit Free Press

10.24.12 Toxic Tour Stop 3: The Delray neighborhood- MLive

10.23.12 Toxic Tour: Green constuction jobs in Detroit jump starting lives- MLive

10.22.12 Toxic Tour Stop One: The Detroit Incinerator- MLive

9.18.12 Warming up to green energy- Model D 

 

Press Releases

2017

04.18.17 Public Health Action Plan for Improving Air Quality and Health in Detroit Released by Research Partnership between University of Michigan and Detroit Community-Based Organization
03.14.17 Experts: Environmental Justice voices missing on Work Group

03.29.17 President Trump’s assault on clean air protections hits low-income communities hardest 

2016

11/17/16 Delegation of Chinese leaders discuss climate change mitigation in Detroit 
11/7/16 Detroit residents receive training to reduce storm water bill runoff, earn water bill credit
10.04.16 DWEJ policy director speaks at 2016 Great Lakes Adaptation Forum

9.27.16 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice issue statement on Clean Power Plan oral arguments

9.15.16 DWEJ Policy Director brings environmental justice mission to Washington, D.C.
9.09.16 DWEJ President & CEO Testifies at Civil Rights Commission Flint Water Crisis Hearing
9.06.16 Why the energy debate is so vital to our organization and  the communities we represent
8.10.16 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice call out Trump for dangerous energy plan
8.8.16 It’s True: Green Energy Helps the Poor 
06.30.16 Training program provides Detroit residents with career development in energy efficiency and sustainabilit

06.30.16 DWEJ CEO featured on national webinar to promote walkable communities 

06.30.16 Detroit residents jazzed about their future retrofitting local housing while reducing greenhouse gasses 

06.03.16 DWEJ President Receives Service to Humanity Award 

05.19.16 Leading Michigan environmental groups blast Nofs energy plan

05.17.16 Groups call for clean energy to fight pollution, protect health as Detroit Asthma Summit kicks off today

04.06.16 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice announces new, full-time President & CEO position 

03.01.16 Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition: Statement On Flint Water Crisis
02.25.16 Letter to Governor Snyder 02.25.16 Letter to Governor Snyder
02.16.16 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice slams govenor’s decision to half plan to reduce carbon pollution 02.16.16 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice slams govenor’s decision to half plan to reduce carbon pollution

2015
10.26.15 White House Youth Climate Summit in Detroit 10.26.15 White House Youth Climate Summit in Detroit
10.12.15 Dr. Kyle Whyte Wins 2015 Bunyan Bryant Award [Michigan State University] 10.12.15 Dr. Kyle Whyte Wins 2015 Bunyan Bryant Award [Michigan State University]

2014
8.8.14 Toxic Tour shows best and worst of Detroit [Detroit 2020, WXYZ-Channel 7] 8.8.14 Toxic Tour shows best and worst of Detroit [Detroit 2020, WXYZ-Channel 7]
8.1.14 Groups to Highlight Greater Detroit Conservation Efforts for New National Wildlife Federation CEO Collin O’Mara 8.1.14 Groups to Highlight Greater Detroit Conservation Efforts for New National Wildlife Federation CEO Collin O’Mara
1.31.14 Michigan Cities Brace for Changing Climate [Capital News Service] 1.31.14 Michigan Cities Brace for Changing Climate [Capital News Service]

2013
7.30.13 Local Coalition Releases Groundbreaking Detroit Environmental Agenda, Voter Guide, Website 7.30.13 Local Coalition Releases Groundbreaking Detroit Environmental Agenda, Voter Guide, Website
6.26.13 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice applauds President Obama’s dedication to addressing climate change 6.26.13 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice applauds President Obama’s dedication to addressing climate change
5.22.13 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Invited to Climate Change Leadership Summit 5.22.13 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Invited to Climate Change Leadership Summit

2012
11.26.12 Michigan Green Business Leaders Support Renewed Federal Funding for Green Jobs 11.26.12 Michigan Green Business Leaders Support Renewed Federal Funding for Green Jobs
10.25.12 2011 Budget Control Act Could Harm Workers, Businesses, Economy Community Leaders, Clergy, and Educators Speak Out Against Potential Job Training Cuts 10.25.12 2011 Budget Control Act Could Harm Workers, Businesses, Economy Community Leaders, Clergy, and Educators Speak Out Against Potential Job Training Cuts
8.27.12 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Takes Action to Prevent Polluted Air-Related Deaths in Detroit and Michigan 8.27.12 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Takes Action to Prevent Polluted Air-Related Deaths in Detroit and Michigan
8.24.12 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Hosts Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) as Group Discusses Historic Findings 8.24.12 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Hosts Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) as Group Discusses Historic Findings

2011
10.19.11 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) supports Proposal 3 to create cleaner, healthier and safer neighborhoods. 10.19.11 Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) supports Proposal 3 to create cleaner, healthier and safer neighborhoods.