David Coursen

Mr. Coursen is a retired EPA attorney now working with the Environmental Protection Network, a group of former EPA employees working to protect our nation’s environment.

Chevron plant in Richmond

Environmental Injustice is Even Worse than we Thought

As our nation searches its soul for a response to racial injustice in policing, it must also reckon with profound environmental injustice. New research shows that a handful of egregiously polluting facilities account for the vast majority of toxic releases and that a disproportionate share of these facilities are located near black and brown neighborhoods.

June 18, 2020