Did you know that just $100 can fund a water-quality test in a stream or river and $500 can provide an inner-city school with plants and tools for an organic vegetable garden? Even smaller amounts can be very meaningful to local recycling or cleanup projects in your community.
Here we are at the cusp of a vast change in our energy destiny and veering in the right direction. Yet we still remain without a true national commitment to wean ourselves from gasoline to natural gas as our foremost transportation fuel.
This week, Americans had a chance to weigh in on the EPA's proposed rules to limit mercury, acid gases and other toxic pollution from coal plants. And weigh in they did -- from moms with strollers to clergy to fishermen to pediatricians.
Corporations are not just citizens united to make protected speech, but artificial structures entitled to legal and tax advantages different from individual citizens. They exist for the avowed purpose of making money -- not advocating policy.