Last week, the government said it would keep issuing new oil and gas exploration licences, contradicting recommendations from a recent high-profile report by the International Energy Agency.
"This is a turning point in history," said an attorney who noted that the ruling "may also have major consequences for other big polluters."
A Louisiana Cancer Alley community group responded by petitioning the EPA to take emergency action to reduce carcinogenic emissions.
People of color and those with incomes below the poverty line are more likely to live near oil refineries where air monitors show benzene levels that should trigger federal action.
"We want clean air, water, and soil. It is incumbent on any responsible corporation to listen to our community and cease all business relationships with Formosa Plastics Group."
The coroner, who recently ruled that air pollution exposure had contributed to the nine-year-old’s death in February 2013, is recommending the UK adopt World Health Organisation limits on particulate matter.
However impressive Oxford’s environmental credentials may be, it cannot achieve climate justice while retaining its close links with fossil fuel companies, argues Brigitte Wear from the Oxford Climate Justice Campaign.
A new book highlights the impact European coal imports are having on communities based near mines around the world. It's time for an end to all coal use, not just in electricity generation, argues Anne Harris.
How the court handles two separate cases could shape the future of climate lawsuits across the world.