Terra Verde

Locally, We Are Strong – November 18, 2016

It’s been a week and three days since election night and we already know difficult times lie ahead for the environmental movement. Many of the environmental protections we have fought so hard for over decades might get rolled back by the new administration. The coming years are likely to bring increased federal leasing of lands for fossil fuel exploration, cuts to climate and clean energy research programs, and fewer protections for critical lands and ecosystems. The one big advantage we have in what’s going to be a long and hard fight to protect our land and waters  is local governments. Cities, towns and local municipalities across the US have been already been voting for community, for diversity and for a healthy environment. Show host and Earth Island Journal editor, Maureen Nandini Mitra, talks Berkeley Mayor-elect Jesse Arreguin and Richmond councilmember Gayle McLaughlin about environmental issues they will be tackling in their cities in coming years.

 

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