Rep. Barbara J. Lee (D-CA), has a long history of standing up to those who would consciously chip away at the rights of citizens to have clean air and water. Lee was an early adopter of the premise that there is an inherent connection between environmental hazards and the quality of daily life. Most specifically, she understood how poor and minority communities were inequitably burdened.
Latino communities have been, and are, at risk for impact from fossil fuel pollution, making them more vulnerable to “extreme weather and climate disruption.”
John Kasich stated, “We don’t want to destroy people’s jobs, based on some theory that is not proven.”
The Baltimore Sun has a long history of editorials calling into question O’Malley’s lack of political will around hard environmental challenges — particularly those that could damage his standing with donors and specific constituencies.
Stein believes in the power of her message. “In my experience, all you have to do is get to the microphone.”
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson doesn’t see global warming as a concern because, “There’s always going to be either cooling or warming going on.”
A new study proposes that air pollution may impact mental health.
Birds have an urgent message. The reason they are on the move is due to climate change.
Direct about the fact that the party of environmentalist Teddy Roosevelt has become entrenched in refuting the findings of the larger scientific community, Brainard said, “You have to trust 97 percent of scientists.”
Lois Gibbs was dismissed by the school’s superintendent as, “One irate, hysterical housewife with a sickly kid.”