As media coverage has dwindled, the problem in Flint, Michigan has nevertheless persisted. A refresher: in 2014 the city switched water supplies to the Flint River, and did not treat the water before supplying residents with it to “ensure it didn’t cause corrosion in the pipes.” Residents began complaining about the odor and discoloration of the water, but public officials… Continue reading "Michigan’s Move Towards Stronger Regulations in Response to the Flint Crisis"
Vegetarianism and veganism are no new concepts, but alternative diets have been receiving newfound attention and proliferation. To many, veganism seems like a trend or a fad, but adopting a vegan diet radically changes your lifestyle and way of thinking, and it’s only just beginning. According to Food Revolution, “Back in 2014, only 1% of Americans identified as vegan. However,… Continue reading "Growing Veganism"
Former Coal-Lobbyist, Climate Change Skeptic Andrew Wheeler Confirmed for EPA’s 2nd in Command Position
At a November 2017 Senate meeting, Donald Trump’s nominee to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator position minimized his objections to climate science by speaking in legal jargon. As a coal lobbyist with ties to climate change deniers, he fits the pattern of the deregulatory and pro-business agenda of the EPA under Trump. On January 31st, the Senate Environmental… Continue reading "Former Coal-Lobbyist, Climate Change Skeptic Andrew Wheeler Confirmed for EPA’s 2nd in Command Position"
On March 24, people participated in the March 4 Our Lives throughout the country and around the globe. During an epidemic of mass shootings and the refusal of NRA-backed politicians to pass common-sense gun-control, the Parkland shooting redirected national attention on the subject of gun violence. I attended the Los Angeles march and was amazed at the representation. Some of… Continue reading "Representation in the #NeverAgain Movement"