29 Oct '11, 9pm

Occupy Wall Street: The Environmental Themes

Occupy Wall Street: The Environmental Themes

Although the media hasn’t noticed, environmental themes are laced through the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests, as people connect the dots between money and politics as the underlying cause behind the varied problems they’re rallying against. Among the demands for stricter financial regulations, universal health care, stronger union rights and the abolition of “personhood” status for corporations, are ”Ban Fracking,” and calls for a nuclear-free, low-carbon future. You’ll also see signs like ”The Earth is Not Your Ashtray.” Many environmental activists that are engaged on Wall Street, agree that decoupling corporate influence from government policy would be a quantum leap forward for the environmental movement. When environmental nonprofits lobby against the interests of polluters and industry, the playing field is never level, says Robert Moor in a NRDC blog . Take clima...

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