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Hed: ‘Green Amendment’ proponent recaps history of environmental movement

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By Kirk Boxleitner

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The League of Women Voters of Mason County’s Climate Change Committee meeting on Zoom opened the floor to Maya K. van Rossum, author of “The Green Amendment; Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment.”

Van Rossum opened her remarks Nov. 18 by saying permitting is essential to environmental protections, because “environmental pollution and degradation are presumed rights of industry and developers.” She advocates preventing environmental harms rather than m...


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