Re: Talk about being in front

Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:14:13 -0500

This is a great proposal. Do you know the results or the initial
reactions the group received? Is there a way to find out their follow-up

This reminds me of a book I read entitled "Should Trees Have Standing". I
forgot the author's name. It basically argued that the environment needs
to have rights and I agree. The book outlines what it would mean to give
the environment rights and how it would work.

If you think about it not too long ago, children, minorities, women and
corporations didn't have rights. If this nation is willing to give
corporation's rights, then the environment should be the next in line.

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They are the opinions of Tara Pike.

On Tue, 1 Oct 1996 wrote:

> Wow - look at what this group is proposing! Zero Waste is positivlty mundane
> and a no brainer compared to this abitious and so reasonable it's insane
> idea:
> IN THE FIELD: State Legislators Seek Constitutional Amendment
> State legislators from 37 states held a national call-in day
> 9/25 urging an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to protect
> environmental rights of Americans, says NY Assemblyman Richard
> Brodsky, chairman of the NY Assembly's Environment committee.
> The text of the amendment reads: "The natural resources of the
> nation are the heritage of present and future generations. The
> right of each person to clean and healthful air and water, and to
> the protection of the other natural resources of the nation,
> shall not be infringed upon by any person." Reminiscent of the
> Sierra Club's leadership in the Environmental Bill of Rights
> campaign earlier this congress. Though we may have had a tough
> audience in the 104th Congress, it sounds like some state
> legislators have found religion. Maryland State Sen. Brian Frosh
> says that America's environment "faces powerful new threats, both
> political and legal" and that the Constitution is "the only way
> to guarantee our rights and our heritage."