Understanding how a bill becomes a law can help you understand how and when to get involved in the process, and when you need to worry.
‘I just wanted to find out if I was pregnant,’ she said to me, recalling a disastrous day in Georgia. ‘My boss sent me there when I told her I was worried; I didn’t know any better. They kept me in there for hours, telling me all kinds of things, wouldn’t even give me a […]
Passed in 1963, the Clean Air Act was a landmark piece of environmental legislation in the United States that continues to play an important role in shaping policy today. Among its many accomplishments, it set the stage for the use of citizen lawsuits to enforce environmental legislation, creating a valuable tool for environmentalists. Yet, the […]
Multiple states have passed what are known as ‘ag gag’ laws, designed to penalise investigative reporters who explore conditions on industrial agriculture operations. Many of these laws focus specifically on livestock, in the wake of numerous exposes on the abuses of livestock in industrial agriculture. These laws are a significant threat to the freedom of […]