Voters in California have a rare chance Nov. 8 to make sure there are more healthy fish in the ocean than destructive plastic. Californians can ban single-use plastic bags statewide, once and for all and keep the charge for paper bags with the grocers, who are obligated to supply the bags.
When the British East India Company controlled India they pillaged its resources and contributed to mass famines. Just as The United Fruit Company directed the Banana Massacre with help from the U.S. and Colombian governments, using paramilitary assets to murder over 2000 striking workers. Even today Texaco lobbied the Obama administration to suppress an Ecuadorian court ruling to pay $8 billion for environmental damages caused by their oil development.
News of President Obama’s expected reversal of his previous decision to allow drilling off the southeast Atlantic coast angered coastal communities from Virginia to Georgia, according to the New York Times, but the change comes at a time when addressing climate couldn’t be more important.