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Meet the fixer: This lawyer connects justice and the environment. Nicky Sheats has done his homework.

Meet the fixer: This lawyer connects justice and the environment.

After getting his degree from Harvard Law, Sheats went back to get a PhD in biogeochemistry, also at Harvard, and did a quick post-doc at Columbia. (Did we mention he went to Princeton for undergrad?) When his studies brought him to an environmental justice conference, Sheats saw a cause that united all his interests. Over his career, Sheats has leaned on academic research to write policy initiatives for cleaner air in communities of color, which typically suffer from higher rates of air pollution.

Recently, Sheats helped develop a municipal ordinance in Newark, New Jersey, that calls for stricter regulation of pollution caused by development projects. Another win: When, in 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the Clean Power Plan, a set of rules that require electric power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Sheats saw huge gaps in policy and regulation that could potentially hurt low-income communities and communities of color. On demande Justice !

Et si le droit venait à la rescousse des défenseurs de l'environnement ?

On demande Justice !

Environmental Action Tell Your AG To Prosecute Exxon Now. Update: At their annual shareholders meeting, Exxon faced a firestorm of protest, but they refused to back down from their "burn it all" climate policy.

Environmental Action Tell Your AG To Prosecute Exxon Now

The one thing they have responded to is investigations by our Attorneys General -- which they've responded to with threats, accusations, and lawsuits. It's understandable that Big Oil companies like Exxon and Shell want to discover, extract and burn all the fossil fuels, that's how they make money and satisfy their investors in order to collect billions of dollars every year. But leading scientists have told us that we must leave 80 percent of them in the ground to avert the worst effects of climate catastrophe. What's not understandable, or at least not forgivable, is that after knowing about the dangers of climate change for nearly 40 years, they funded a climate denying scheme designed to mislead the public and influence lawmakers to not act on climate.

Turns out lying to the public, investors and Congress wasn't legal, either. Justice pour la Terre et pour l'Amitié entre les Peuples. En ce 17/02/16, seul l'Etat des îles Fidji a signé l'Accord de Paris.

Justice pour la Terre et pour l'Amitié entre les Peuples

Réchauffement climatique : l'Etat français traîné devant la justice ? Marie Toussaint, la présidente de "Notre Affaire à tous", le reconnaît : C'est une démarche très culottée.

Réchauffement climatique : l'Etat français traîné devant la justice ?

" C'est le moins que l'on puisse dire ! Cette ONG écolo créée en août 2015 par des militants proche d'EELV (dont le conseiller régional Julien Bayou) entend en effet obliger l'Etat français à mettre en œuvre une politique plus ambitieuse en terme de réchauffement climatique, par voie… de tribunaux. Marie Toussaint l'explique : Il existe en effet un arsenal juridique qui nous permet de déposer un recours contre l'Etat français auprès du tribunal administratif. Justice environnementale : « Pour nous citoyens, le droit est une arme » Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Angela Bolis La France sera-t-elle le prochain Etat à passer devant les tribunaux pour politique climatique négligente ?

Justice environnementale : « Pour nous citoyens, le droit est une arme »

Après le cas des Pays-Bas, condamnés en juin à réduire davantage leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre, c’est au tour de l’association « Notre affaire à tous » d’emprunter la voie judiciaire pour tenter de contraindre Paris à prendre des engagements de réduction de ses émissions plus ambitieux, et des mesures plus efficaces contre le dérèglement climatique. Premier pas de cette procédure, l’association a envoyé, jeudi 3 décembre, une réclamation à l’Etat français pour lui demander de « remédier au préjudice » que constitue le changement climatique pour les populations présentes et futures.

A défaut d’une réponse positive dans les deux mois, elle portera plainte au tribunal administratif. Notre affaire a tous – Agir pour la justice climatique. Rally in Raleigh: Thousands march in N.C. for social and environmental justice. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the “Moral March” in Raleigh, N.C., a civil rights march for progressive policies that’s happened every February since 2007.

Rally in Raleigh: Thousands march in N.C. for social and environmental justice

Justice giant: Remembering Mandela and his fight for climate justice. Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday, is best known for his fight against South African apartheid.

Justice giant: Remembering Mandela and his fight for climate justice

But his long walk to freedom also included steps toward solving this mammoth problem called climate change. He envisioned a world where all people are able to live a fully dignified life, with clean air to breathe and clean water to drink — and where poor countries are not left with the repercussions of rich nation’s dirty ways. Six years ago, Mandela founded The Elders, a cross-cultural group of leaders from across the globe, including former President Jimmy Carter and former United Nations Chief Kofi Annan, to forge human rights-based solutions to worldwide problems. One of the group’s top priorities is climate justice, which is not only about reducing greenhouse gas emisssions, but also about ensuring the protection of those people and regions most vulnerable to the worst of climate change’s impacts.

Mandela never bought into that line of thinking.