VISIONS consultant Derrick Jackson was honored with a second place award last week from the Society of Environmental Journalists for reporting on the environment. Much of his package was Environmental Justice coverage.
Outstanding Beat Reporting (Small Newsroom or Circulation) - Second Place
"Toxic Injustices: Priority for Abused Communities Must Pervade Every Aspect of a Green New Deal"
"Let the Children Breathe Particulate Matter: How the Trump Administration's Polluted Policies Are Hurting Children"
"Natural Gas vs. Renewable Energy: Beware the Latest Gas Industry Talking Points"
"Asbestos, Ubiquitous and Avoidable, Is a Deadly Threat to Our Kids"
"EPA's New Water Rule a Mockery of Science and the Clean Water Act"
Judges' comments: This sharply written commentary draws the reader into serious environmental issues, including the dismantling of existing regulations and the gutting of EPA enforcement in favor of permitting. These five columns exude both science and humanity while targeting environmental disasters such as asbestos, fossil fuels and the endemic pollution of air, soil and water along with degraded wetlands. Derrick Jackson peppered his stories with poignant anecdotes about people and issues often forgotten by the media.