Stunning and informative piece in the NY Times on Louisiana's disappearing coastline, and its causes and consequences.
Sociologist Robert Bullard in an interview about the Flint water crisis:
In studying the history of environmental justice, you see over and over that it generally takes longer for poor communities to be heard when they make complaints. Government officials received complaints in April 2014 expressing that something was wrong with the water in Flint. If regulators at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality had had to drink that water, or serve it to their children, their response would have been different.