A new bill is being introduced in New Jersey to protect the environmental rights of its citizens
It’s a book that’s been called the “next Silent Spring” by actor and clean water activist Mark Ruffalo — The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment, written by environmental activist Maya K. van Rossum and published by Disruption Books on Nov. 14.
Radnor >> Life-long Radnor resident Maya van Rossum has penned her first book, “The Green Amendment,” which will debut on Nov. 14 at Main Point Books in Wayne. There will be a book launch and signing at 7 p.m.
Tom is joined by Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment, for a lively discussion about her new book and the movement we need to secure our right to clean air, pure water, and a healthy environment. The conversation begins at the 20 minute mark.
A study published online October 25, 2017, provides a detailed and scary new analysis of the devastating impacts pollution emanating from unconventional oil and gas development, including fracking for gas from shale, is having on the health and development of our nation’s children.
In the NY times article “Corporations Have Rights. Why Shouldn’t Rivers?” we learn about a recently filed lawsuit in which a judge is being asked to recognize the Colorado River as a person. This lawsuit is testing an important legal theory — giving rights to nature — similar to Ecuador’s model. In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to grant protections to nature. Through its constitution, Ecuador vests nature with the right to exist and flourish.
As much as we want to work with our government and hope they have our best intentions at heart, many politicians have become entrenched in the world of big business and care more about the green in their wallet than the green on the planet. By learning how we can implement this kind of right into the constitution of each state, we are giving power back to the people.