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Green Amendments ~ Rights of Nature ~ Youth Climate Litigation ~ Green New Deal Green Amendments For The Generations is a unique environmental movement, but some wonder if it is another form of the Rights of Nature movement, confuse it with the Congressionally discussed Green New Deal or ask how it compares to state and

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To Stop the Cycle of Devastation, We Need to Change the Response by Maya K. van Rossum, Author of “The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment” and Executive Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network An exhausted-looking woman walked into the government meeting with a well-worn shoe box, which she gingerly placed on

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→Immigration violence, → Gun violence allowed to continue, and → Environmental violence …are all part of Trump’s active agenda, and it is an agenda that is resulting in unspeakable, indefensible and enduring violence against children. Donald Trump’s immigration policy is ripping crying and distraught children from the loving arms of their families and locking them

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Including Rolling Back Regulations, Failing to Regulate, and Hiding the Science That Demonstrates Human Health Harms? So what is a person or community to do if Government is allowing, causing and even intentionally advancing pollution and environmental degradation that is devastating their health and lives? How can we hold them accountable? One important way is

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This op-ed originally ran on Jan 25, 2018 in NewsPress, Part of the USA Today Network. Proposal 23 is just another “feel-good” constitutional provision that will inspire frivolous litigation, rather than needed environmental protection. That’s how Herschel Vinyard, former secretary of Florida’s DEP, characterized this proposed environmental amendment to Florida’s constitution, currently winding its way

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We Need to Recognize Environmental Rights as Inalienable Human Rights In Our Constitutions United Nations officials visiting communities in California and Alabama have been shocked by the level of environmental degradation and poverty they have witnessed. As one investigator recounted: “raw sewage flows from homes through exposed PVC pipes and into open trenches and pits.”

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Forty-seven years ago, on April 22, 1970, communities around the nation marched to defend the earth. They brought banners, signs, chants, and a realization that environmental degradation damages every aspect of our lives and our communities. When we pollute the water, the air, and the land, people suffer – our health is impacted, recreational opportunities

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