Maya van Rossum with Myanna Dellinger on the Global Energy and Environmental Law Podcast

Attorney and activist Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment discusses a pioneering new legal strategy to fight growing pollution problems, including drinking water contamination, air pollution, deforestation and climate change, by adopting constitutional green amendments that guarantee a safe and healthy environment. 

Global Energy and Environmental Law Podcast
February 16, 2018
The Delaware Riverkeeper Presents at Northwest Environmental Defense Center

Portland, OR – Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN), will speak about the “Green Amendment” movement at the Northwest Environmental Defense Center of Lewis & Clark Law School on February 14 at noon.

Press Release
February 14, 2018
Interview with Alex Wise of Sea Change Radio

When the crafters of the Declaration of Independence affirmed “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as inalienable rights, they could not have known that private industry practices like fracking would one day pose grave dangers to the holders of those rights...

Sea Change Radio
February 7, 2018
The Delaware Riverkeeper to Appear at Boulder Book Store

Boulder, CO – Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, will hold a talk and signing about her book The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment on January 31 at Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colorado.

Press Release
January 30, 2018
Does our state constitution protect the environment?

Environmental activist and lawyer Maya K. van Rossum comes to Boulder to discuss how to states can pass 'green' amendments

Boulder Weekly
January 26, 2018
N2theGarden Interview

Maya van Rossum talks to N2theGarden about her work at the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and her mission to extend Constitutional protections for our environmental rights across America. Interview starts around the 7:30 mark.

January 25, 2018
Green Amendments put health first, not oil industry

A detailed look at how Florida's Proposal 23 could change a state that's facing environmental threats from all directions

January 25, 2018
The Delaware Riverkeeper Presents at ANJEE Conference

Plainsboro Township, NJ Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeper Network (DRN), gave the keynote speech at the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education Winter Conference on January 19.

Press Release
January 25, 2018
Maya van Rossum Interview with Jacque Howard of Trenton365

A brief talk about Green Amendments at a book signing event at Classics Books & Gifts in Trenton, NJ

January 17, 2018
This scrappy enviro can take punch — literally

Maya van Rossum — best known as the Delaware Riverkeeper — has been punched and verbally abused while fighting hydraulic fracturing and pipeline projects in Pennsylvania.

E&E News
January 14, 2018
The radical movement to make environmental protections a constitutional right

In her book "The Green Amendment," Maya van Rossum presents a bold new idea.

January 14, 2018
To the greening of the Constitution

Maya van Rossum visits Eldred, NY on a grass roots campaign to educate people about the movement to secure Constitutional protections for clean air and water.

The River Reporter
December 21, 2017
Some NJ lawmakers want to make a healthy environment a constitutional right

Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Delaware Riverkeeper, Maya van Rossum, announce plans to introduce bill into the legislature that would guarantee clean water and clean air in the state of New Jersey

Planet Princeton
December 21, 2017
Interview on MichiganRadio

When it comes to protecting the environment, our existing laws have failed us. So says environmental activist Maya van Rossum. In her new book, The Green Amendment, she says existing laws don't ban pollution or development. She writes, "Industries are perfectly able to pollute the air and water not in spite of, but because of, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act – they simply need the right permits to do so."

December 20, 2017
Planet Forward Interview with Anthony J. Campella

Anthony Campanella interviews Maya van Rossum on the mission to guarantee Constitutional protections for environmental rights.

Planet Forward
December 18, 2017
We Need a Green Amendment

Maya van Rossum provides an expert opinion on environmental rights within the framework of our legal system.

December 18, 2017
Connect the Dots Interview with Alison Rose Levy

Listen to Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the only citizen action organization that works the entire length and breadth of the Delaware River and its watershed, speaking and working for both its protection and its restoration — in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

Progressive Radio Network
December 18, 2017
A Sustainable Mind Podcast with Marjorie Alexander

Maya van Rossum chats with Marjorie Alexander on A Sustainable Mind podcast

A Sustainable Mind
December 18, 2017
Reality Check with Charles Ellison

Maya van Rossum speaks about The Green Amendment with Charles Ellison on WURD Radio Reality Check (2017-11-08)

WURD Radio
December 18, 2017
Bill would put right to clean environment on ballot with new constitutional amendment

A new bill is being introduced in New Jersey to protect the environmental rights of its citizens

Press of Atlantic City
December 4, 2017
The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley

Listen to Tim's interview with Maya van Rossum to discuss her new book The Green Amendment and the current state of environmental politics.

POTUS Politics, SiriusXM
November 16, 2017
In 'The Green Amendment,' Activist Maya K. Van Rossum Argues That A Healthy Environment Is An Inalienable Right

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. 

November 14, 2017
Kirkus Reviews: The Green Amendment

An engrossing personal and professional account of fighting for ecological justice and establishing a pro-environment constitutional framework.

Kirkus Reviews
November 16, 2017
Maya van Rossum’s new book ‘The Green Amendment’ calls for enviornmental constitutional amendments in the U.S.

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.

November 14, 2017
The Tom Sumner Program: An Interview with Maya van Rossum

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.

The Tom Sumner Program
November 7, 2017
The Silent Pandemic Poisoning Our Children

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.

October 27, 2017
How Our Constitution Can Save The Environment

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.

October 24, 2017
“The Green Amendment” Will Change the Environmental Movement As We Know It

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. 

The Odyssey Online
September 30, 2017