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Past Event

Polluting and Providing: The Dirty Energy Dilemma

The cost and health burdens of electricity production have long been higher for low-income communities of color than for wealthy white ones. But when it comes to public engagement and trust, the oil and gas industry is often ahead of its clean energy competitors, presenting a friendly face to the same areas it supplies with jobs, tax dollars, and cheap energy. Is the industry an example of community leadership, manipulative greenwashing—or something in between? How can the renewable industry transform its model into one of diversity, equity and affordable energy for all? 

Join us for a conversation with Derrick Hollie, president of Reaching America; Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice program; Ivan Penn, alternative energy reporter with The New York Times; and Vien Truong, director of climate justice for Tom Steyer PAC, on hard truths about the energy industry next door.


This program is free, though we invite you to make a donation during registration

This program will be online only, and you must pre-register for a link to the program

August 11, 2020

United States

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Derrick Hollie

President, Reaching America

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Jacqueline Patterson

Director, Environmental and Climate Justice, NAACP

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Ivan Penn

Alternative Energy Reporter, The New York Times

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Vien Truong

Director of Climate Justice, Tom Steyer PAC

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One