Brentin Mock

Brentin Mock

Justice matters

Brentin Mock is Grist's justice editor. Follow him on Twitter at @brentinmock.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is making prisons even hotter and more dangerous

As the climate heats up, so do unconstitutional (and sometimes deadly) conditions in overcrowded prisons.

Climate & Energy

Marijuana plants suck up energy in Denver

The flowering reefer industry is sucking up energy, and the city has no efficiency plans in place to mitigate the problem.

Connecting the dots between the environment and justice

Help change the conversation about race and environmentalism.

We graded the feds on their environmental justice programs — here’s how they fared

Each year, government agencies report on what they've done to protect overburdened communities from environmental harms. Some do better than others.


It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to tell Ben Carson is clueless on climate

The Republican presidential hopeful spouts off on science, the economy, and other things he doesn’t understand.


In Baltimore and Cleveland, a unique approach to reviving the inner city

These cities are building businesses around "anchor institutions" like hospitals and universities -- and providing much-needed jobs for local residents.


Baltimore riots flared up in a toxic environment

A local youth activists says the enraged protesters’ “behavior is a result, or correlates with the environment that they live in.”


The EPA has a plan to protect vulnerable communities. Will it work?

The agency spent years cooking up its environmental justice master plan. Now it's time for action.


Earth Day is dead. Long live the soul of Earth Day

The organizers of the original Earth Day set out to unite progressive causes. Can the climate movement succeed where Earth Day failed?