“The Trump administration would allow powerful industries, like oil and gas extractors, to run roughshod over community interests."
"It's a coastal city, with the plastic items having a significant impact on the environment, we feel it's important to take action."
Moving away from fossil fuels, like coal, can save thousands of lives in the U.S., and save us billions of dollars.
These are only five of the thousands of threatened and endangered species reliant on our nation's public lands.
"The only way we are going to tackle this crisis is by pressuring corporations and governments to move away from throwaway plastics for good, and toward systems of reuse."
The militarized response to communities of color signals a possible double standard in law enforcement’s acceptance of civil disobedience.
"We are just trying to show them that we are doing the right thing despite the fact that we are not sleeping or staying in the best conditions."
Several entrepreneurs are dabbling in ways to clean plastics out of the oceans. Introducing zero-waste markets.
"Those elephants were victimized by the cruelty of certain people. But all of human society is responsible. We destroyed those innocent lives to take those tusks. We have to ask for pardon from them.”
Internal records from the Bureau of Land Management contradict what its chief told Congress about a plan to ship 200 D.C.-based career staff out West. The plan would weaken the agency, which stands between federal lands and oil, gas and mineral companies.