Our Constitutions, at the state and Federal level, explicitly lay out protected, enforceable rights. You have a right to free speech, to have a gun and to practice your favorite religion. Your 5th Amendment right is currently in vogue. Why not a right to clean air and water? We speak with the leader of an effort to put enforceable rights to a working environment into our fundamental law. Her galaxy brain idea is a constitutionally protected individual right to a safe environment.
GREEN AMENDMENTS are self-executing provisions added to the bill of rights section of a constitution that recognize and protect the rights of all people, including future generations, to pure water, clean air, a stable climate, and a healthy environment.
The reading list:
- Maya van Rossum's new edition of "The Green Amendment"
- For the Generations website
- Enviro Legislators on the Green Amendment
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon to safeguard our collective future.
Thanks for listening.