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Local Activism Pays Off

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2014 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

The exciting news just announced that Governor Cuomo will ban fracking in New York State is proof positive that galvanizing the public about the health dangers inherent in the fracking process can move the needle and influence public leaders.

Looking Back On 2013: Activism Helps Heal

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As we enter into the final month of the year, it's natural to take an inventory of 2013. As I reflected on the environmental front, the nagging image of climate deniers immediately came to mind.

From homemaker to hell-raiser in Love Canal

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Ronnie Greene April 16, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigat...

Spring is Here -- Along With Potential Attitude Shifts

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

There is no more potent force than a mother fighting for the safety of her children. They don't have to be trained advocates, just spurred to mobilize. Think Lois Gibbs, who revealed the whole town of Love Canal, NY, was sitting on top of 21,000 tons of toxic waste.