Winona LaDuke: A war is raging between traditional Dine people seeking to maintain their way of life between six sacred mountains and the relentless economics of fossil fuels. The battles between these two mighty forces have put the largest Native tribal government in a difficult position.
Walter Brasch: Only 49 percent of Pennsylvanians support shale gas extraction and 58 percent of all Pennsylvanians want the state to order “time out” until the health and environmental effects of fracking can be fully analyzed.
Bonny Schumaker: While we can’t undo the damage from the Deepwater Horizon, we clearly can and must do everything possible to prevent and prepare ourselves better for future negative oil impacts or disasters.
Steve Hochstadt: The last Congress was the first since 1966 not to protect a single additional acre of wilderness. Even after the sequester cut the budget of the National Park Service by 5%, Congress cut another $30 million in March.
Carole Bartolotto: While I can’t speak for the entire movement, I can say that the lack of research in humans and troubling findings in some animal studies is enough to make me question the safety and necessity of GMOs.
Brenna Norton: The tunnels would deliver more water to California’s biggest corporate agribusinesses and oil companies in the Central Valley, while southern California taxpayers and ratepayers would get most of the bill and no new water.
Lauren Windsor: Environmental activists in LA gathered on May 30 to launch Californians Against Fracking and to deliver a petition with over a 100,000 signatures for banning fracking to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Carole Bartolotto: The problem with concluding that GMOs are safe is that the argument for their safety rests solely on animal studies. These studies are offered as evidence that the debate over GMOs is over. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Dan Bacher: Reservoir storage does not equate to water supply,” said Jay Lund, lead author of the report and director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences. “Reservoirs cannot supply water without a water supply to fill them first.”