Maya van Rossum, "The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment"
Air Dates: September 7-9, 2019
Maya van Rossum, veteran environmentalist, Delaware River Keeper, and author of "The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment" - this week on "Report from Santa Fe"
Rossum offers a solution to the evisceration of our current environmental protection laws that bypasses the laws and turns to the ultimate authority -- our state and federal constitutions.
In 2013, van Rossum and her team won a watershed legal victory that not only protected Pennsylvania communities from frackers, but affirmed the constitutional right of people in the state to a clean and healthy environment.
Following this victory, van Rossum inaugurated the Green Amendment movement, dedicated to empowering every American community to mobilize for constitutional change. Now, with The Green Amendment, van Rossum lays out an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will finally empower people, level the playing field, and provide real hope for communities everywhere. Van Rossum explains
• how legislative environmentalism has failed communities across America,• the transformational difference environmental constitutionalism can make,• the economic imperative of environmental constitutionalism, and• how to take action in New Mexico communities.
New Mexicans have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. She shows how to claim that right—for our own sake and that of future generations.