MCAN’s Local Environmental Action Conference was held on March 5th at Northeastern University. Kandi Mossett was the morning keynote speaker, and presented a powerful image of the destruction fracking has wreaked damage on Native American Communities. For her part, Lois Gibbs was living a normal life in upstate New York until “she discovered that her neighborhood sat atop a toxic dump containing 21,000 tons of buried chemical waste, the infamous Love Canal.” In one of the breakout sessions, Carol Oldham discussed MCAN’s offering to help activist begin the process of finding out where they can help their towns become greener. Listen in!
The reading list:
- Lois Gibbs and Kandi Mossett
- Kandi Mossett
- From Alcatraz to Standing Rock
- Love Canal
- Carol Oldham with a checklist of how to get started in your community
- Sisters of Resistance at the MCAN conference
- EPA head of EJ resigns in protest
- Stevie-boy B and the 'administrative state'
- NPR on the trade-off of global benefits and local impacts.
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.