"… [E]xisting laws don’t ban pollution or development. Industries are perfectly able to pollute the air and water not in spite of, but because of, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act—they simply need the right permits to do so. In the very act of purporting to restrict or regulate pollution, our laws legalize it. In addition, industry has had an easy time manipulating existing laws in their favor. They’re amazing at working the system. And as a result, the rest of us are paying the price. The sturgeon are dying. We’re building highways over our riverfronts. Rates of cancer, asthma, autism, and other illnesses are rising. Our children are losing touch with nature. Kids are going to school next to oil refineries. Pollution is threatening the peace, sanctity, and safety of our homes. Jobs that depend upon healthy environments are being lost. Jobs that would advance environmentally beneficial economic growth are going uncreated. Any way you look at it, we are losing. And so, too, are the generations to come.
Unless we’re prepared to live—and die—in the sacrifice zone, our country must radically rethink its approach to protecting the environment. And activists everywhere must lead the way."
The Green Amendment is taking hold. Want to learn more? Listen to the most recent set of interviews online or while in the car. Among the most engaging are the interviews with Alex Wise on Sea Change Radio and the Global Energy and Environmental Law Podcast with Myanna Dellinger. Listen and share. Find links at www.mayavanrossum.green/news... See MoreSee Less