As the climate crisis and toxic pollution worsen, environmentalists are using new strategies to challenge the power of the fossil fuel, petro-chemical and other polluting industries. The “Green Amendments” movement would put environmental protection in state and federal, constitutions and make it an unquestionable right. It already exists in three states (Montana, Pennsylvania and New York) and they are working to add it to more state constitutions.
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In our latest, we talk with Green Amendments founder and Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum about Green Amendments.
Bio- Maya K. van Rossum is the founder of Green Amendments For The Generations, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring passage of Green Amendments in every state constitution across our nation, and also at the federal level when the time is right. She is an environmental attorney, community organizer, and the Delaware Riverkeeper, leading the regional advocacy organization, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, for over 30 years. . She is author of “The Green Amendment: The People’s Fight for a Clean, Safe, and Healthy Environment.”