FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2022
Contact: LaTricea D. Adams, email@example.com
As we speak, August 12, 2022, the Inflation Discount Act was handed. Whereas there are some important wins, as soon as once more, Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities have been compelled to make a compromise because the Environmental Justice provisions are lackluster (significantly compared to the investments within the dangerous fossil business) and MOST of all that darn Manchin seemed out for his fossil gasoline homeboys which places disenfranchised communities in even better hazard. It’s counterproductive to the cost to correctly tackle local weather change. Moreover, we want for Congress, the Senate, the White Home, the Division of Vitality, ERRBODY to get it along with their stance on carbon seize and storage. Carbon seize and storage is D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S! For instance, in February 2020, a CO2 pipe exploded in Satartia, Mississippi, a majority Black metropolis with a median family revenue of $34,688, leaving residents with important sickness as a result of incident. What provisions have been made within the Inflation Discount Act for public well being not if, however when the carbon seize/storage business makes use of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities for experimentation and issues go improper? We have now been drastically insulted and dissatisfied with the taglines “Large Win” and constant requests from, you guessed it, Large Inexperienced organizations asking Black, Latinx (non white presenting), and Indigenous organizations to signal on to letters “celebrating” this massive compromise. Nah, we good love take pleasure in.
Shout out to the DOPE group The Indigenous Environmental Community for this assertion discovered HERE that fully articulates our unpopular gripes (significantly amongst allies and white liberals).
As a younger, Black and Latinx group, we’re not about this life with being performative and interesting in respectability politics. Moreover, now we have no qualms with outing the incessant lack of regard for Black, Latinx, Indigenous and disenfranchised communities. This method wants a whole override…as a result of the present one isn’t even damaged, its working for the wealthy and white which it was set-up to do. WE SAID WHAT WE SAID.
Black Millennials For Flint is a nationwide environmental justice and civil rights group with the aim of bringing like-minded organizations collectively to collectively take motion and advocate towards the disaster of lead publicity particularly in African American & Latinx communities all through the nation.