The work we do as state attorneys general isn’t about just one person. It’s about the dedicated women and men in offices across the country who enforce the law and protect people’s rights. Our commitment to protecting the climate and advancing clean energy is unchanged and stronger than ever.
A majority (9 of 16) of the Texas Superfund sites flooded by Hurricane Harvey are in low-income neighborhoods or communities of color. In order to be just, Harvey recovery plans will need to address these legacy environmental disparities.
The biggest take away from this deadly election cycle is that grassroots action is the key to the success of any movement or ideology.
The top phrases pulled from the report are drought, extreme heat, floods, coastal erosion, disease, hunger, food instability, war and refugees.
In the United States, ExxonMobil has the biggest footprint as a producer of natural gas by fracking.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) seemed to have dropped in to a different hearing altogether when he expressed the hope that both sides of the aisle could “come together” to deal with “these serious environmental issues.”
Owen told me, “Houston made me become an environmentalist because of the air pollution.”
There are a plethora of ads put forth by oil companies to promote the “social good” they are doing. As a writer on environmental issues, I happen to be aware of the flip side...
“The oil and tax subsidies that go to the top oil producers such as ExxonMobil, Shell, and Chevron are $4 billion plus per year—roughly $43.6 billion over ten years.”
Madeleine Albright’s most arresting comment was the analogy, “Women in a country are like the canary in the coal mine.”