Government’s first priority should not be to promote business interests, but to protect the lives and health of its people.
toxics Archives - State of the Planet
The U.S. EPA is shrinking at the very time we need it to expand, but the environmental functions performed by state, county, and city governments will continue to grow.
We don’t yet understand what the internet is doing to our politics and culture, but we do know what it’s doing to the planet.
The story of plastic pollution in our coral reefs makes it clear how important it is to sustainably manage our environment.
Denying the science of global warming is absurd, but accepting the science of climate change does not require decision-makers to accept the policy prescriptions of climate scientists.
The short-term, expedient result of ignoring environmental impacts may be greater immediate profit for some, but the long-term impact is higher costs and lower profit, and many of those higher costs must be borne by all of us. Many of the companies that made the mess will be long gone before many of the bills come due.