The crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.
— Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist No. 1 (1787)
Environmentalist No. 1
A Scientific Defense of the Environment and Health
Joseph G. Allen, Ari Bernstein, Tracey J. Woodruff
"We put you upon your guard against all attempts, from whatever quarter, to influence your decision in a matter of the utmost moment to our collective welfare, by any impressions other than those which may result from the evidence of truth." — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist No. 1 (1787)
Environmentalist No. 2
The Trump Administration and the Environment - Heed the Science
Jonathan M. Samet, Thomas A. Burke, Bernard D. Goldstein
“Throughout the history of U.S. environmental protection, unforeseen challenges have had to be addressed with the best available science. We are certain that unforeseen challenges will continue to arise and that we therefore need a vibrant environmental health science enterprise.”
Environmentalist No. 5
The Devastating Consequences of Weakening the EPA
"During President Barack Obama’s second term, I headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The core mission at EPA always has been — and always will be — protecting public health."
Environmentalist No. 6
We Can't Delay Action on Environmental Public Health
Anna Young, Augusta Williams, Jasamina McBride
Signed by 118 students from 23 universities
"Political leaders have long invoked the grandchildren of tomorrow when speaking of the need to protect the environment. We are those grandchildren, and we are here now."
Environmentalist No. 8
Forging A Connection Between Health Care And Infrastructure
Linda P. Fried
"With better drinking water, less pollution, and more alternative transportation routes, we are preventing disease through the right infrastructure–a wise investment with a high return for all of us. It’s time to develop and advance that vision."
Environmentalist No. 9
The Womb Is No Protection From Toxic Chemicals
"Until a few decades ago, the popular but falsely reassuring belief was that babies in the womb were perfectly protected by the placenta and that children were just â€œlittle adults,â€ requiring no special protections from environmental threats. We now know that a host of chemicals, pollutants and viruses readily travel across the placenta from mother to fetus, pre-polluting or pre-infecting a baby even before birth."