Rachel Leven joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2017 to report for its environment and labor team. Before that, she worked for Bloomberg BNA’s environment desk covering issues from pipeline safety to environmental justice. She also previously reported on The Hill newspaper’s Business and Lobbying team, where her work earned a Society for Professional Journalists investigative reporting award. She graduated from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2010.
"We have no choice but to take direct action to put our bodies on the line because petitions, sign-waving, and chanting—we tried that for the past 50 years and it hasn't worked, and we're out of time," said one arrested activist.