In all, 137 million Americans own stock, either directly or through an investment fund — that’s 15 million more people than voted in the last national election. We can use that position as shareholders to push companies to our long-term interests and our deeper values.
Climate change is not a priority to most companies. Here’s how to hold them accountable. – Vox
It’s a good notion, but it overlooks the fact that most stock ownership outside the top 10% of the nation’s wealthiest citizens, is via 401(k) accounts that individuals don’t exactly have a lot of control over.
Companies across the country say the pandemic is interfering with their ability to comply with laws that protect the public from pollution.
States Face Wave Of Environmental Waiver Requests : NPR
Seems to me if you had systems and processes in place before hand, it wouldn’t be that big of a struggle to keep just not polluting.
It makes zero sense to continue propping up this industry.
Source: 4 astonishing signs of coal’s declining economic viability – Vox
This is 180 degrees from the sales pitch ride-hailing services have been making since their inception. It’s a great case for supporting true public transit options.
Source: Uber and Lyft generate 70 percent more pollution than trips they displace: study – The Verge
People are impacted by pollution from across state lines, just like diners in the non-smoking section of restaurants were impacted by the smoke blowing in from the smoking section.
Source: Premature mortality related to United States cross-state air pollution | Nature
Those justifiying continued exploitation of workers in the name of economic growth are largely the same ones fine with destroying nature and therefore harming economic growth.
Source: The economic cost of destroying nature is astronomical
If there are less strict penalties for killing birds, the justifications for doing so will drop as well.
Source: Trump administration to reduce protections for birds, report says
This comes at the same time the Trump administration wants to relax rules around water pollution by factories and others.
Source: ‘Forever chemicals’ found in drinking water in dozens of cities | PBS NewsHour
Failing to consider the longterm and extrapolatory effects of infrastructure projects is literally trading tomorrow’s future for today’s jobs and convenience.
Source: Trump has created a loophole to allow pipelines to avoid environmental review – Vox