River Protection, Conservation, and Neighborhood Groups Take Stand Against Proposed Tesoro-Savage Oil Train Terminal
From a young age, I was keenly aware of the concept of injustice. At seven, I watched the Civil Rights era documentary Eyes on the Prize and was convinced that the best way to address injustice was through legal advocacy. As I grew up, my conviction for the importance of voting and civil engagement continued to grow. One humorous milestone in my civic development involved my local newspaper chronicling my 11 year-old self bemoaning trickle-down economics and wishing I could vote.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is already on trial just two months into the new Congress. The first hearing regarding the draft plan was in the Senate Environment and Public Works committee with Acting Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe. Throughout the meeting McCabe dodged heated questions from the Republican leadership in regard to the climate safeguards the agency has proposed. Of course, what would one expect given that long-time climate science denier, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), is now the committee chair.