Very informative read about what's going on with fracking wastewater in the Permian Basin.
As a water scarcity crisis looms over New Mexico, fracking operations in the region are using up large volumes of water and in turn, producing millions of gallons of fracking fluid that contains toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and radioactive matter. Now, officials are considering recycling that toxic cocktail for agriculture and other uses.
In this very special event, Gettysburg College welcomes, for their Environmental Studies Annual Lecture, former Deputy Attorney General and Pennsylvania State House Representative, Franklin Kury and Maya van Rossum, founder and leader of the Green Amendment Movement for an in depth look at the history of Pennsylvania’s very own Environmental Rights Amendment, its status in today’s context, and its future in every state across America.
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Gettysburg College Room 200, Science Center 300 N Washington St Gettysburg, PA 17325
This event is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies, EPACC, the Eisenhower Institute, the Department of Public Policy, and the Department of Political Science of Gettysburg College. ... See MoreSee Less
In the decades long fight for a cleaner environment, we’ve been fighting a losing battle. The sad truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. People feel powerle...
There's a fundamental problem with our regulatory framework: "Government does whatever they want to do, and at the end of the process, they say, ‘Okay, let’s think about the environment.’ At that point, it’s too late. The environment is already polluted, contaminated. So at that point, they issue a permit to manage the degradation that we’re allowing to happen.” - Maya van Rossum, Green Amendments For The Generations
Green activst Maya van Rossum is in New Mexico this week to talk about her new book, The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment. She stopped by Weekly Alibi to talk about the boo...