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NAACP Region IV Crati Environmental and Climate Justice Presentation

  1. 1. Environmental and Climate JusticeRegion IVThe Path to Transformation for Our Communities
  2. 2. OVERVIEWWhat We’re Up AgainstWhat Are Our AssetsHow Do We Eliminate Threats andOptimize Our StrengthsRe-envisioning Community
  3. 3. Our Current Course
  4. 4. Waste and CommunitiesWhere does American’s waste really go?
  5. 5. Waste
  6. 6. Waste Being Dumped in Our Communities
  7. 7. Landfills in Region IVColorado: 15Wyoming: 2Montana: 5Iowa: 19Nebraska: 7Missouri: 29Kansas: 14Minnesota: 12North Dakota: 3South Dakota: 2
  8. 8. Transportation of Waste to LandfillsEx. The San Luis & Rio Grand Railroad had proposed to develop a radioactive,hazardous and toxic waste truck to rail transfer facility in Conjeos County,Colorado within 250 feet of the San Antonio River.Due to local efforts by residents and community organizations the proposalwas defeated!
  9. 9. Incinerators
  10. 10. IncineratorsOnly one incinerator in this region in Ames, Iowa!Arnold Chantland Recovery Plant – first municipality operated waste toenergy facility in the nation built in 1975(trash comes from residents in Story County, alone)
  11. 11. Energy Production
  12. 12. Industry and our Childrenhttp://content.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/smokestack/index
  13. 13. Industry and our Childrenhttp://content.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/smokestack/index
  14. 14. Deepwater Horizon Incident
  15. 15. Kansas Oil Refinery—A History of Environmental InjusticeIn Feb, 2013, Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing was found guiltyof various environmental violations due to a 2007 flood and oil spill thatdischarged 2, 145 barrels of crude oil, fuel and oil water in to the VerdigrisRiver. They were forced to pay :•$556,244 for violations against the Clean Water Act•$ 1,746,256 for reimbursement of federal response costs associated withcleanup of the RiverRefinery wassubmerged underfour to six feet ofwater due to flood
  16. 16. Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
  17. 17. Effects of FrackingBrainbridge, Ohio: home explosion and contaminated drinking waterGranger Township, Ohio: explosive levels of natural gas in community’sdrinking water (federal level of explosivity is 1% and inside one of thehomes tested was an alarming 20%)
  18. 18. Fracking AccidentsAppomattox, VirginiaNatural gas pipelineexplosion
  19. 19. Regulations on Fracking?HalliburtonLoophole
  20. 20. Nuclear Reactors in the US
  21. 21. Nuclear Waste Facility in Missouri –Callaway PlantThe Callaway plant supplies about 20% of the electricity sold to 1.2million customers in Missouri.The plant’s original 40-year license expires in 2024 and last year theyformally applied for a 20 year extension.
  22. 22. Failing Coal Plants in Region I
  23. 23. ColoradoCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-mileP.O.C.PopulationGradeCommerceCityCherokee $13,682 56.9% 64.4% FDenver Arapahoe $21,990 91.4% 41.6% FColoradoSpringsMartin Drake $20,905 86.9% 26.6% FPueblo Comanche $14,584 60.6% 57.7% FBrush Pawnee $12,964 53.9% 25.9% DColoradoSpringsRay D. Nixon $15,845 65.9% 28.9% D
  24. 24. ColoradoCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-mileP.O.C.PopulationGradeCraigTri-StateGeneration &Transmission$17,785 74.0% 13.6% C-Boulder Xcel Energy $28,069 116.7% 18.8% CNuclaTri-StateGeneration &Transmission$17,099 71.1% 6.1% INCHayden Xcel Energy $19,160 79.7% 7.6% INCWellingtonState ofColorado$25,048 104.2% 10.1% INC
  25. 25. Cherokee PlantCommerce City, CO
  26. 26. IowaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeMarshalltown Sutherland $14,817 75.3% 24.9% D-MuscatineMuscatinePlant #1$17,305 88.0% 18.0% D+Cedar RapidsPrairieCreek$19,766 100.5% 13.7% D+Cedar RapidsArcherDanielsMidlandCedarRapids$19,747 100.4% 7.9% C-
  27. 27. IowaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeClintonMilton LKapp$16,893 85.9% 6.3% CSergeantBluffGeorgeNeal$19,286 98.0% 20.5% INCCouncilBluffsWalterScott$22,048 112.1% 9.2% INCMuscatine Louisa $18,188 92.4% 6.5% INCOttumwa Ottumwa $16,627 84.5% 2.5% INC
  28. 28. IowaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeBurlington Burlington $20,688 105.2% 5.2% INCLansing Lansing $18,232 92.7% 1.4% INC
  29. 29. Sutherland Plant –Marshalltown, Iowa
  30. 30. KansasCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeKansasCity Quindaro $15,561 75.9% 69.9% FKansasCityNearmanCreek $19,661 95.9% 43.7% FLawrence Lawrence $22,383 109.2% 15.8% C-St. Marys Jeffrey $15,966 77.9% 7.8% INCLa Cygne La Cygne $16,037 78.2% 4.5% INCTopeka Tecumseh $20,217 98.6% 16.5% INC
  31. 31. Quindaro PlantKansas City, Kansas
  32. 32. MinnesotaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeBurnsville Black Dog $26,854 115.8% 15.6% D-FergusFallsHoot Lake $19,036 82.1% 3.4% CBayportAllen S.King$24,281 104.7% 6.2% C+CohassetClayBoswell$18,507 79.8% 3.1% INCBeckerSherburneCounty$22,611 97.5% 2.2% INC
  33. 33. MinnesotaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeSilver Bay Silver Bay $17,396 75.0% 3.1% INCAurora Syl Laskin $19,015 82.0% 1.0% INCSchroederTaconiteHarbor$22,671 97.7% 2.6% INC
  34. 34. Blackdog PlantBurnesville, Minnesota
  35. 35. MissouriCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeKansasCityHawthorn $14,647 73.5% 32.3% FSikeston Sikeston $15,111 75.8% 27.1% D-St. Louis Meramec $23,368 117.2% 2.7% DMarstonNewMadrid$14,039 70.4% 29.8% D+SpringfieldJamesRiver$28,976 145.3% 5.2% INCBrooklineStationSouthwest $20,219 101.4% 5.9% INC
  36. 36. MissouriCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeIndependenceBlueValley$20,736 104.0% 9.0% INCSibley Sibley $17,680 88.7% 4.5% INCClinton Montrose $15,515 77.8% 2.3% INCWest Alton Sioux $27,267 136.8% 4.7% INCFestusRushIsland$18,392 92.3% 1.6% INCAsbury Asbury $18,200 91.3% 5.4% INC
  37. 37. MissouriCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeClifton HillThomasHill$18,006 90.3% 3.3% INCLabadie Labadie $28,900 145.0% 2.7% INCWeston Latan $21,955 110.1% 2.9% INC
  38. 38. Hawthorn PlantKansas City, Missouri
  39. 39. MontanaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeBillingsJ ECorettePlant$15,325 89.4% 16.5% D-Colstrip Colstrip $20,185 117.7% 18.7% INC
  40. 40. J.E. Corette PlantBillings, Montana
  41. 41. NebraskaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeOmahaNorthOmaha$13,858 70.7% 56.7% FFremont Lon Wright $17,828 90.9% 6.7% C+NebraskaCityNebraskaCity$16,933 86.3% 5.9% INCSutherlandGeraldGentleman$18,474 94.2% 5.4% INCGrandIslandPlatte $26,925 137.3% 5.5% INCHallan Sheldon $20,785 106.0% 3.3% INC
  42. 42. North Omaha PlantOmaha, Nebraska
  43. 43. North DakotaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeMandanR.M.Heskett$18,909 106.4% 4.3% INCBeulah Coyote $17,350 97.6% 4.6% INCBeulahAntelopeValley$17,421 98.0% 4.3% INCUnderwoodCoalCreek$18,110 101.9% 1.9% INCCenterMiltonYoung$17,886 100.7% 4.0% INC
  44. 44. North DakotaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeStantonLelandOlds$17,458 98.2% 3.1% INCStanton Stanton $17,402 97.9% 3.1% INC
  45. 45. R. M. Heskett PlantMandan, North Dakota
  46. 46. South DakotaCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeBig StoneBigStone$16,956 96.5% 2.2% INC
  47. 47. Big Stone PlantBig Stone, South Dakota
  48. 48. WyomingCity PlantName3-mileAverageIncomeStateIncomePercentage3-MileP.O.C.PopulationGradeGillette Wyodak $17,751 92.8% 7.9% INCGlenrockDaveJohnston$17,296 90.4% 7.8% INCWheatlandLaramieRiver$16,920 88.4% 7.4% INCGilletteNeilSimpson$17,751 92.8% 7.9% INCPoint of RocksJimBridger$17,961 93.9% 13.9% INC
  49. 49. Wyodak PlantGillete, Wyoming
  50. 50. Effects of Polluting Waste andEnergy Facilities
  51. 51. Effects of Pollution
  52. 52. Climate Change
  53. 53. Climate Change
  54. 54. Impacts---Extreme WeatherHurricanesDroughtFloodsEarthquakesTropical CyclonesLandslidesWildFiresHeat or Cold Wavesand much more….
  55. 55. Hurricane Sandy
  56. 56. Hurricane Katrina
  57. 57. Surge in Damaging Tornadoes
  58. 58. Obliteration of Communities andErosion of Cultures
  59. 59. Who is Recovering/Returning?
  60. 60. Port Gibson—Grand Gulf
  61. 61. Relief, Recovery, Redevelopment
  62. 62. Employment Security
  63. 63. Second Wave
  64. 64. Criminalization
  65. 65. Who is able to respond?
  66. 66. Who’s Making the Decisions?
  67. 67. Who Is Delivering Assistance?
  68. 68. Shifts in Agricultural Yields
  69. 69. Shifts in Agricultural Yields
  70. 70. Food Insecurity in the USCorner Store Supermarket
  71. 71. Feast and Famine in Urban AmericaCorner Store Supermarket
  72. 72. Sea Level Rise
  73. 73. Sea Level Rise
  74. 74. Countries Disappearing of the Map?
  75. 75. Profits Over People
  76. 76. Anti-Regulatory InvestmentsCompany Total Spent on Lobbying in2010Southern Company $13,220,000Edison International $13,080,000American Electric Power $10,313,196Duke Energy $4,800,000Dominion $2,050,000First Energy $1,865,000Xcel Energy $1,720,000DTE Energy $1,500,000
  77. 77. Fighting Renewable EnergySouthern Company successfullyopposed a plan to create a nationalelectricity market in 2004 and hasdedicated significant money andeffort to fighting the RenewablePortfolio Standard (RPS), whichwould require utilities to purchase15% of their power from renewablesources by 2020.
  78. 78. CNN NEWSROOM-Hurricane IssacMALVEAUX: And Senator, finally, why is it thatPlaquemines Parish did not get that support for alevee?LANDRIEU: Because the Corps of Engineers has aformula that they use to determine where they aregoing to build or reinforce the levees, based oneconomic impact ….you get less points if there isless of an economic impact……
  79. 79. CEO Compensation for 2010 atCompanies Owning the Top EJ OffendersCompany CEO Name CEOCompensationEdison International Theodore F. Craver Jr. $9,536,038Dominion Thomas F. Farrell II $16,924,385DTE Energy Gerald M. Anderson $5,601,383Duke Energy James E. Rogers $8,815,181Xcel Energy Richard C. Kelly $9,956,433Southern Company Thomas A. Fanning $6,019,151First Energy Anthony J. Alexander $11,627,657[i] AFL-CIO CEO Pay Database, Accessed November 2011 http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch/ceou/industry_2011.cfm
  80. 80. Deepening DisparityThe average CEO compensation forthese companies in 2010 was$9,782,889 while the averageworker in these companies made$33,840.On average the CEOs at thesecompanies were compensated at289 times the rate of compensationfor the average worker.
  81. 81. African Americans and Energy$40 Billion1.1%.01%
  82. 82. Our Overall Economic Plight While the national rate of unemploymentduring February 2012, was 8.3% that rateis nearly double of African Americans at14.1%. A report by the Pew Research Centerrevealed that the wealth divide betweenwhites and people of color hit a recordhigh in 2009, with the median wealth ofwhite households 20 times higher thanblack households
  83. 83. Another Way?
  84. 84. Achieving 75% wastediversion in2030 would:• Create 1.5 million new jobs• Lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissionsby 515 million tons(~72 coal plants or 50 million cars)• Significantly reduce pollution impactinghuman & ecological healthDiverting Waste
  85. 85. $600 millionfor 1,500 ton-per-dayincinerator$8 million for1,500 ton-per-dayrecyclingcenterSlide courtesy Brenda Platt, ILSR
  86. 86. Recycling Recology, San Francisco’s primaryrecycling, composting and wastecompany, employs more than 1,000workers who are represented by theTeamsters.Over 118 new employees have beenhired in recent years to sort recyclablesand monitor the collection routes in orderto meet San Francisco’s aggressiverecycling goals.
  87. 87. Diversion from Landfills=JOBS In Seattle 2009, nearly 100,000 tonsof organic waste was diverted fromlandfills by the city of Seattle’sprogram. The city of Seattle’s wastediversion efforts not only benefit theenvironment, but also sustain family-supporting jobs for the more than1,000 solid waste and recyclingdrivers and transfer stationemployees in Seattle and King Countywho are represented by the TeamstersUnion.
  88. 88. California 115,000 jobs in recyclingIllinois 40,000 jobs in recyclingNew York 32,200 jobs in recyclingMinnesota 18,000 jobs in reuseNorth Carolina 15,000 jobs in recyclingMassachusetts 13,900 jobs in recyclingSan Francisco 1,000 union jobs
  89. 89. Promoting Local OwnershipLocal ownership programs cancreate two to three times asmany jobs per megawattproduced. And these local jobskeep over three times as muchmoney and wealth in a communitycompared to big companies.
  90. 90. Promoting Energy Efficiencyand Clean Energy
  91. 91. Why Progressive Energy Policies? ENERGY EFFICIENCY: The less energy weuse, the less we are polluting, the less ourcommunities are exposed to pollution, and theless we are advancing climate change, whichalso disproportionately harms ourcommunities. CLEAN ENERGY: The more clean energy weuse, the less harmful energy we are usingsaving our community health, property values,and the sustainability of our environment.
  92. 92. Energy Efficiency
  93. 93. Cooperative/Low Fuel Transportation
  94. 94. Wind Energy
  95. 95. Solar Powered Homes/Businesses/Communities
  96. 96. Churches Can Become EnergyEfficient too!
  97. 97. Defining Progressive Energy Policies Renewable Portfolio Standards —States commit to aminimum amount of their energy mix that will come fromrenewable sources Should be mandatory Should be at least 25% by 2025 Energy Efficiency Standards —States commit to reducingtheir energy consumption Should be mandatory Should be at least 1% annual reduction of previous year retailelectricity sales. Net Metering– Utility customers who generate their energythrough renewable sources are able to sell excess energygenerated back to the grid for the same purchasing priceutility companies charge for electricity.
  98. 98. Progressive Energy Policies inRegion IVSTATE ENERGYEFFICIENCYSTANDARDRENEWABLEENERGYSTANDARDNETMETERINGDistrict ofColumbiaNO YES YESMaryland YES YES YESSTATE ENERGYEFFICIENCYSTANDARDRENEWABLEENERGYSTANDARDNETMETERINGColoradoYES YES YESIowaYES YES YESKansasNO YES YESMinnesotaYES YES YESMissouriNO NO NO
  99. 99. Progressive Energy Policies inRegion I cont’dSTATE ENERGYEFFICIENCYSTANDARDRENEWABLEENERGYSTANDARDNETMETERINGDistrict ofColumbiaNO YES YESSTATE ENERGYEFFICIENCYSTANDARDRENEWABLEENERGYSTANDARDNETMETERINGMontana NO YES YESNebraska NO NO YESNorth Dakota NO YES YESSouth Dakota NO YES NOWyoming NO NO YES
  100. 100. Taking Action!!
  101. 101. Educating Ourselves
  102. 102. HBCU Leadership in Research
  103. 103. Black Leadership inJust Energy Entrepreneurship
  104. 104. Taking it To the Street to DemandCorporate Social Responsibility
  105. 105. Curtailing Financing
  106. 106. Local, Cooperative Communities
  107. 107. Local Cooperative Communities
  108. 108. Judicial decrees may not changethe heart, but they can restrainthe heartless.Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  109. 109. Legal Action--MATS Intervention
  110. 110. Engaging with the EPA
  111. 111. Advancing Just Policy
  112. 112. Civic Engagement
  113. 113. Together We CAN!
  114. 114. !! JOIN US !! Start an Environmental and Climate JusticeCommittee Conduct a Community Assessment and Develop anAction Plan Start a Coal Blooded Campaign Start a Renewable Energy Portfolio StandardCampaign Start an Energy Efficiency Standard Campaign Start a Net Metering Campaign Initiate a Clean Energy or Energy EfficiencyDemonstration Project Develop a Disaster Plan Start an Eco-District in Your Municipality Launch a Youth and College 10,000 Steps Campaign
  115. 115. Our Resources 2010 Climate Justice Toolkit Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People—NationalReport Coal Blooded Action Toolkit 10,000 Steps Youth and College ToolkitComing Soon Just Energy Policies State By State Compendium ECJ Comprehensive Toolkit Black Church ECJ Toolkit Beasts of the Southern Wild Discussion Guide
  116. 116. What Will Your Branch Do?
  117. 117. Thank YouJacqui PattersonDirector, Environmental and Climate Justice Program443-465-9809jpatterson@naacpnet.org

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