“And Justice for All”: Is Environmental Justice Thwarted by the Federal Legislative Process?

Photo credit: Susan Melkisethian *Ashli Glatfelter I. Introduction The idea that nature is the “great equalizer” unfortunately seems to have little merit lately.[1] Ideally, clean air, drinking water, and recreational spaces are available to all Americans without discrimination based on race or socioeconomic status.[2] In reality, unequal access to the benefits of these natural resourcesContinue reading ““And Justice for All”: Is Environmental Justice Thwarted by the Federal Legislative Process?”

Cracking Down on Fracking: What’s Next for Maryland?

Cracking Down on Fracking: What’s Next for Maryland? Megan Micco* Amid the intense debates over issues such as climate change, greenhouse gases, and alternative energy sources, one particular environmental issue is poised to shape the future of Maryland and its precious natural resources for the foreseeable future. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is rapidlyContinue reading “Cracking Down on Fracking: What’s Next for Maryland?”