Brentin Mock

Brentin Mock

Justice matters

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

Politics

After Cesar Chavez: The fight for farmworker rights isn’t over

Chavez helped win farmworkers basic human rights, but they still face unacceptable dangers every day.

Climate & Energy

Will the Supreme Court kill the EPA’s efforts to crack down on mercury pollution?

Greens hoped that Chief Justice Roberts would continue a recent green streak. Their hopes were just dashed.

Blurred lines

What happens when redistricting fails to recognize blacks’ green interests?

When mapping voting districts, lawmakers must take into account not just the color of people's skin, but their common interests as well.

Politics

Voter ID laws are screwing the planet, too

The Supreme Court refuses to hear a case challenging Wisconsin's voter ID law, striking a blow against both democracy and the environment.

Cities

Why are Americans more afraid of ISIS than racism and climate change?

Concerns about race relations spiked last year, according to Gallup -- but now they're vying with climate change for last place on Americans' list of anxieties.

Cities

EPA chief Gina McCarthy pulls off a miracle in Newark

She not only just launched a cutting-edge pollution monitoring program, she also brought arch rivals Cory Booker and Ras Baraka together.

Climate & Energy

Geoengineering won’t help people who are stuck with dirty air

Re-engineering the climate might slow warming, but it does nothing for communities on the ground, says Simon Nicholson of American University.

Climate & Energy

50 years after Selma, a search for environmental justice

Environmental justice advocates from across the country will air their present-day grievances during the commemoration of Bloody Sunday.

Cities

In Ferguson, walking while black was a crime

A new Justice Department report finds that Michael Brown's death was part of a pattern of racial discrimination and harassment of African Americans.

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