Brentin Mock

Brentin Mock

Read, black, and green

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

Food

Teen killed in New Orleans believed in the power of food justice and gardens

George Carter, 15, helped transform the New Orleans school lunch culture into a healthier environment before he was murdered.

Politics

Clean energy advocates need to speak up if they want black lawmakers to hear them

Why are some African-American lawmakers taking their cues from the fossil-fuel industry? They're not getting the other side of the story.

Climate & Energy

This ambassador for black politicians argues that solar drags down African Americans

She takes the concerns of African-American communities straight to the White House -- and she's taking her talking points on solar net-metering straight from the utility companies.

Politics

Why are utilities trying to disconnect communities of color from solar?

Big Energy sees net metering as a threat to its bottom line, but it could be a boon for underserved communities, and electric utilities, too.

Climate & Energy

Why are black lawmakers fighting clean energy?

A Tea Party mouthpiece says Obama's plan to clean up power plants is the "green movement's new Jim Crow." You'll be amazed at who's buying it.

Climate & Energy

Oil exec is “sick and tired” of minorities telling her what she can eat

Charlotte Lucas, cofounder and executive vice president of Lucas Oil Products, spilled some pretty nasty feelings on Facebook recently.

Climate & Energy

The cruel, increasingly usual prison punishment no one is talking about

Climate change and urban heat islands are making life inside the big house even more intolerable for the guilty and innocent alike.

Climate & Energy

The SXSW kids are about to get schooled by the dean of environmental justice

Robert Bullard, who keynotes the eco-geek conference, says the war for climate justice will be won (or lost) in the South.

Politics

Examining Eric Holder’s environmental record at the Justice Department

The attorney general said it was a “personal mission” to ensure that everyone enjoyed the same environmental protections. He quickly learned how difficult that would be.

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