All over the country, communities are forced to live with tainted water, and it's important to note that in many such cases, in the face of dire health concerns, states exhibit a shocking level of negligence.
Most recently, the South Coast Air Quality Management District upended its mission to clean our air.
The catastrophic levels of pollution and destruction are a direct result of extreme right-wing policies.
The leak was halted on February 18, but not before ravaging the atmosphere with roughly 100,000 tons of methane, leaving a carbon footprint larger than the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Many climate studies discuss the tipping points for hospitable human life on earth, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.
Suggestions include early childhood intervention, expansion of WIC, breast feeding education, expansion of mental health services, nutritional services, and mobile food banks.
The increasing flow of plastic is positively choking the waters and their life: 90 percent of sea birds have consumed some form of plastic.
"With his pen stroke, with the emergency manager law, he poisoned 100,000 people; this is what happens when profits take precedence over people."
Obama rejected a permit for Keystone construction, but on Jan. 6, TransCanada sued in federal court in Houston to overturn that ruling.
The full story about the administration's true role in this disaster may have to wait for the outcome of federal-level investigations.