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Lois Gibbs: 'The Government Wouldn't Help Me, So I Decided to Do It Myself'

By Marcia G. Yerman


Today, Earth Day, the American Masters series on PBS is presenting A Fierce Green Fire, a documentary that timelines the environmental movement’s past five decades. Beginning in the 1960s, the one-hour film is chock-full of backstory that contextualizes where the struggle is today and how it evolved. There is supporting materials online — including a web exclusive titled “Women in the Environmental Movement.”

There is plenty to learn in this depiction of the struggle referenced as “nature versus humanity.” Highlights include the fight against building dams in the Grand Canyon in 1966. A clip shows …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green