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.
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.
Suggestions include early childhood intervention, expansion of WIC, breast feeding education, expansion of mental health services, nutritional services, and mobile food banks.
"With his pen stroke, with the emergency manager law, he poisoned 100,000 people; this is what happens when profits take precedence over people."
The noise and electronic radiation pose a dire threat to animals and plants in the wilderness regions of the Olympic Peninsula.
"Once again, we must confront a powerful blow from nature."
The TPP would cost jobs, raise the cost of medical care, and degrade labor conditions and the environment.
There is a certain quality to the air in the Cascades in Oregon that defies attempts to put it into words.
"It's heartbreaking. It's impossible to reclaim and rehabilitate the land once they do what they are planning to do with it."