Robert D. Bullard is the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He is often described as the father of environmental justice. Professor Bullard received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is the author of seventeen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. Professor Bullard was featured in the July 2007 CNN People You Should Know, Bullard: Green Issue is Black and White. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. And that same year, Co-op America honored him with its Building Economic Alternatives Award (BEA). READ MORE
- 8/1/2014 “Sierra Club Honors Environmental Justice: Who’s Next?,” Brentin Mock, Grist.
- 7/16/2014 “How Industrial Accidents Discriminate,” Robert D. Bullard and Richard Moore, Al Jazeera America.
- 6/16/2014 “Talking Clean and Acting Dirty,” Interview by Katherine Rowland, Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics.
- 6/12/2014 “Robert Bullard: The Father of Environmental Justice,” Interview by Mary Hoff, Ensia Magazine.
- 5/30/2014 “Facts Don’t Matter: Community Faces Health Risk from New Incinerator,” Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice and Curtis Bay youth activist Destiny Watford talk about the high stakes fight against the country’s largest incinerator under construction in Baltimore, The Real News.
- 5/2/2014 Interview of Robert D. Bullard, Environmental Justice: Race, Class and Environmental Quality, VoiceAmerica.com, Go Green Radio with host Jill Buck.
- 5/1/2014 “Report: Chemical stockpiles endanger poor, minorities,” James Bruggers, Detroit Free Press/USA Today.
- 4/12/2014 “A Fierce Green Fire: When Environmental Justice Meets Human Rights” (Video), airs on American Masters PBS Earth Day April 22, 2014.
- 4/10/2014 “Looking Back and Moving Forward on Environmental Justice: A National Conference (Video),” Harvard Law Today.
- 3/26/2014 “Can Houston Be Green Without Black and Brown?” Robert D. Bullard, Offcite, Cite Magazine Houston.
- 3/26/2014 “Looking Back and Moving Forward on Environmental Justice: Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society Hosts National Conference,” Sam Caravello, Gen Parshalle and Cecelia Segal, EPA Environmental Justice in Action.
- 2/10/2014 “New Report Tracks Environmental Justice Movement Over Past 50 Years,” Robert D. Bullard, OpEdNews.
- 1/23/2014 “Bullard: Poor Most at Risk in Chemical Disasters,” Robert D. Bullard, The Houston Chronicle.
A detailed presentation examines the environmental justice implications of the One Bin for All plan in the context of Houston’s discriminatory waste facility siting pattern. From the 1970s to present, in no-zoning Houston, the city’s black and brown neighborhoods were “unofficially zoned for garbage.”
The U.S. EPA held a public hearing in Region 6 to get comments on its new proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries and impact on fenceline communities. The hearing was held in Galena Park, Texas, a refinery community located just east of Houston.
The Waste and Environmental Justice Summit was held this past Saturday at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. More than one hundred community and civic leaders attended the policy summit to hear from experts on recycling, waste and race, environmental justice and Houston’s controversial One Bin for All Recycling Plan.