by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Bernie Sanders, what is your position on ensuring people have a right to get a healthy glass of water out of their household faucet, one free of industry contamination and toxins? Hilary Clinton, do you agree children have a right to a healthy breath of […]
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Protecting Our Rights to Pure Water, Clean Air, and a Healthy Environment
Defend Your Natural Rights
by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Our rights to free speech and religious freedom are among the many fundamental rights guaranteed by our federal and state constitutions, which we fiercely fight to protect in the United States. But while our Declaration of Independence talks about the right to life and the pursuit […]
The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s
by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Before our nation was aware of the hazards of fracking and shale gas development, the drilling industry was working quietly behind the scenes with Vice President Dick Cheney and others to craft a series of loopholes and pass the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The law […]
An Open Letter to President Obama
Dear President Obama, I’ve tried very hard to support you all these years. I attended your first inauguration. (It was very cold.) I voted for you twice. I even paid a lot of money to have my picture taken with you. You were charming. Presidential. I told you I believed in you. All these years […]
3 Major Food System
Excerpts from the new book Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor in the department of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University I have long believed that much of the excitement and enjoyment of studying food and nutrition derives from the […]
How Fracking Affects Your Farmer’s Market
by guest blogger Harriet Shugarman, executive director and founder of ClimateMama and a mentor and climate leader for the Climate Reality Project As we become more careful about what we put into our bodies, options and opportunities to be more health conscious abound: organic, non-GMO, gluten free…the list goes on. Will we soon be adding […]
Still Undecided…about Climate Change?
by guest blogger Wendy Gordon. I doubt anyone is still undecided about climate change. In fact, among voters who just a few weeks ago were undecided about which presidential candidate to vote for today, 80 percent believe that global warming is happening and 83 percent want the U.S. to use more renewable energy (solar, wind, and geothermal). Extreme weather is no joke and more of our politicians need to come to grips with this new reality.
On Sandy and Leadership
This is my first blog post since Sandy swept through and my last blog post before the election on Tuesday…so I have some stuff to say. Let’s face it, we had a rough week. I am massively grateful that everyone I know and love is present and accounted for, and power has finally been restored to both my home and my business. At the same time, I feel like things will never be quite the same. Actually, I am hoping things are never quite the same.
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