“… “Communities of color and low-income families have always faced a disproportionate burden of toxic floodwaters and chemical spills, but this is a burden no community deserves. Congress was wise to require EPA to establish rules to prevent worst-case scenario toxic chemical spills almost 30 years ago, and it would be wise for EPA to finally take action to protect our families,” said Jose Bravo, Executive Director of the Just Transition Alliance, an EJHA affiliated organization. …” (Click here to read article by the Natural Resources Defense Council)
“… The Jemez principles would later ground principles of the Just Transition Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Climate Justice Alliance. In today’s parlance, Bravo qualifies as a movement O.G., so in the current rush to define “just transition,” he gets asked a lot why the Just Transition Alliance never copyrighted the term.
“Because we don’t believe in that,” he says. “We believe just transition is as open-source now as it’s ever been. But we do want people to know it didn’t start today.” …” (Click here to read article by Earth Island Journal)
- We were able to witness massive destruction throughout the island of Puerto Rico and we were able to see how communities are resilient and unyielding with their resist.
- We are committed to engaging with our partner organizations in Puerto Rico. We hope this film will keep Puerto Rico on the minds of people throughout the world because the struggle is not over.
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