Climate change and environmental justice in the news
  • Shell Drops New Oil by Rail Project

    Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail In another sign that crude-by-rail is a losing proposition, Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes today announced that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude-by-rail facility. Originally proposed in 2014, community opposition and legal challenges forced...

  • JASS, Global Fund for Women, and MADRE launch online campaign

    JASS (Just Associates), together with Global Fund for Women and MADRE, have launched Women Human Rights DefendHer: Standing Together for Justice. This online campaign features the stories of 14 incredible women human rights defenders and groups around the world who, despite threats and retaliation, are working to end violence against...

  • JUDGE DENIES PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, BUT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HALTS CONSTRUCTION AT MISSOURI RIVER CROSSING

    Today, U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg denied the preliminary injunction request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to cease construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Soon after, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior issued a joint statement that halts construction...

  • Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld has been selected as a 2016 Lowell Thomas Awardee

    The Lowell Thomas Award is presented each year by The Explorers Club to groups of outstanding explorers. It is one of the organization’s highest honors. Previous recipients include E.O. Wilson, Sylvia Earle, Alan Rabinowitz, Laurie Marker, and other leading conservationists. The 2016 Award recognizes explorers who have dedicated themselves to...

  • Children Making the Case for the Climate

    Rabab Ali (left) and her brother Ali Monis An ELAW partner from Pakistan is bringing a pioneering case seeking climate justice for children and future generations. Last month, the Pakistan Supreme Court heard arguments from ELAW partner Qazi Ali Athar and ruled in favor of seven-year-old youth petitioner Rabab Ali...

  • We are delighted to announce our 2016 Grantees

    It is a privilege to partner with such hard-working, innovative organizations! African People & Wildlife Fund Akili Dada Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network Front & Centered Front Line Defenders Global Greengrants Fund Global Press Institute Honor the Earth KUOW – EarthFix Puget Sound Sage & Got...

  • A warm welcome to our new board member – Zanele Sibanda

    We are delighted to announce the newest addition to the Mize Family Foundation board, Zanele Sibanda. We are honored and proud to have her as part of our organization. Zanele has spent her career supporting local communities to solve their own problems as a researcher, facilitator, and funder. She evaluated community...

  • A Native American Leader’s Legacy Lives On At Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

    Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife refuge near Olympia in honor of one of the region’s best known Native American leaders. The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is being renamed in honor of late Nisqually tribal leader Billy...

  • Front and Centered Leaders Speak on Clean Air Rule

    The Department of Ecology held public comment hearings on the Draft Clean Air Rule, a regulation on large greenhouse gas polluters such as oil producers, importers, and distributors, natural gas distributors, and certain industrial plants operating within Washington State.  The rule would require those covered to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 1.7%...

  • Remembering Bill Mitchell

    Bill Mitchell was a beloved and founding member of the Mize Family Foundation board. Bill brought his passion for social justice and a deep knowledge of environmental issues to the foundation and its partners. We all deeply miss his presence on our team and on the Earth.  Bill, we send you our love...

  • Seattle’s new environmental justice agenda was built by the people it affects the most

    By Clayton Aldern So you want to find a way for your city to acknowledge and begin to repair the damage that pollution, food insecurity, and unequal access to transportation inflict on communities of color and other marginalized groups. Great — now what? If you’re Seattle, you hold a Vietnamese karaoke...

  • GRASSROOTS CLIMATE SOLUTIONS FUND

    Indigenous Peoples, women, youth, and diverse grassroots groups around the world have the solutions to our global climate crisis. The Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund finances and amplifies these solutions—to ensure a brighter future for us all. THE NEED FOR GRASSROOTS SOLUTIONS History shows that powerful grassroots organizing has been a...