Russell E. Train and Barry Commoner both grasped the vital consequences of protecting the earth’s resources, and the fact that people need to work together to achieve these goals.
Particle pollution—otherwise know as haze—and soot have reduced visibility in American’s hallowed recreational spaces, where visitors to a single location can top 9 million people annually.
Inhofe has established a unique niche in the environmental space by being the sole senator to oppose the Everglades restoration, and for his quote calling the EPA a “Gestapo bureaucracy.”
Peter Alduino, the author of The Citizen Leader, promotes the core belief that we are “co-creators of the world we live in,” thereby contributing to the character of the society around us.
It seems that despite whatever advancements the Environmental Protection Agency makes to keep the air clean and the public’s health safe, there will always be those calling for a “do-over.”
Despite testimony from a slew of health officials and organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Lung Association, pushback has continued based on the premise that regulations are an economy killer, or that the supply of electricity is at stake.
With a nod to the upcoming election, Clemmer stated, “President Obama needs to support the leadership of Lisa Jackson on critical public health and environmental issues and focus less on short term political considerations.”
I reached out to Bullard for an overview on the evolution of the Environmental Justice movement, which has served as a prism through which to examine policy based on race, environment, and waste.
Mars, Jimmy, and Me, which features a dedication to the Earth on its opening page, combines humor, whimsy, and science to jumpstart an examination of pollution, economic justice, and individual responsibility.
Each citizen must be pro-active and cannot expect—nor depend on— President Obama to do all the heavy lifting around their advocacy concerns. This goes for environmental issues.