"I can tell you from firsthand experience that living in a toxic environment, with little hope of getting out, is a family's worst nightmare," writes environmental activist Lois Gibbs.
An Arkansas state representative is seeking to expunge books he doesn't like from public school curricula.
DO YOU SUPPORT INDEPENDENT NEWS?
If you visit Truthout daily, weekly or even once a month, now's the perfect time to make a contribution towards real journalism.
Timothy A. Wise is a senior researcher at the Small Planet Institute's Land and Food Rights Program, and a researcher at the Global Development & Environment Institute at Tufts University.