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Including Rolling Back Regulations, Failing to Regulate, and Hiding the Science That Demonstrates Human Health Harms? So what is a person or community to do if Government is allowing, causing and even intentionally advancing pollution and environmental degradation that is devastating their health and lives? How can we hold them accountable? One important way is

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The founder of earth day was Gaylord Nelson. His holiday has flowered into this amazing commemoration — some have called it the largest secular holiday in the world. Last year, as the forces of anti-environmentalism were gaining increased momentum, kids mobilized and celebrated the March for Science — elsewhere, people protested against climate change. But let’s not forget another

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The Delaware Riverkeeper Network has been working to support constitutional level protection for environmental rights in New York’s constitution. While for years there have been provisions discussing various environmental issues in Article XIV, the provisions do not have the high level strength needed to recognize the inherent and indefeasible rights of people to a healthy

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This op-ed originally ran on Jan 25, 2018 in NewsPress, Part of the USA Today Network. Proposal 23 is just another “feel-good” constitutional provision that will inspire frivolous litigation, rather than needed environmental protection. That’s how Herschel Vinyard, former secretary of Florida’s DEP, characterized this proposed environmental amendment to Florida’s constitution, currently winding its way

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We Need to Recognize Environmental Rights as Inalienable Human Rights In Our Constitutions United Nations officials visiting communities in California and Alabama have been shocked by the level of environmental degradation and poverty they have witnessed. As one investigator recounted: “raw sewage flows from homes through exposed PVC pipes and into open trenches and pits.”

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Forty-seven years ago, on April 22, 1970, communities around the nation marched to defend the earth. They brought banners, signs, chants, and a realization that environmental degradation damages every aspect of our lives and our communities. When we pollute the water, the air, and the land, people suffer – our health is impacted, recreational opportunities

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For Immediate Release November 30, 2017 Contacts: Assemblyman Tim Eustace, 201-576-9199 Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 215-801-3043 David Pringle, Legislative Director, Clean Water Action, 732-996-4288 Jeff Tittel, Director, New Jersey Sierra Club, 609-558-9100 Doug O’Malley, Director, Environment New Jersey, 609-392-5151 Trenton, NJ:  Assemblyman Tim Eustace, joined by Maya van Rossum,

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