Editor's note: Our food choices have far-reaching consequences. In a previous blog post, we estimated how much the industrial food system costs us each year by quantifying the system’s effects on public health, communities, and the environment. This time, Earthjustice invited Elsie Herring to explain how large-scale animal agriculture affects her daily life, and what she’s doing to fight back.
Public Health and Environmental Groups Move to Defend Standards to Reduce Waste of Natural Gas on Public Lands
The Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that it is slowing down the massive water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River.
For more than nine months, scientists have been taking samples at the river’s estuary and recording dead oysters, low salinities and the nasty algae that’s fueled by the sewage, manure and fertilizer runoff in the lake water. Seagrasses, which we know are the building blocks of the sport fishing and seafood industries, struggle to survive.
Michael Freeman, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The mechanism they’re using has really outlived its usefulness.”
Mike Freeman, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice, on the BLM management plan for Colorado's Roan Plateau: “It’s a consensus plan. It just wouldn’t make sense to reopen this.”