YOU SHOULD KNOW…
A blaze at a chemical warehouse near Houston caused area schools, businesses and residents to evacuate. The warehouse was full of hazardous chemicals—pesticides and petroleum additives were being stored in the building. (Click2Houston)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“... this kind of thinking— his myth that government is always the enemy; that forgets that our government is us—it’s us; that it’s an extension of us, ourselves—that attitude is as corrosive to our democracy as the stuff that resulted in lead in your water. Because what happens is it leads to systematic neglect. It leads to carelessness and callousness,” said President Obama during his visit to Flint this week.
CWA day of action a success – Striking Verizon workers and those supporting them held massive protests on a day of action, including protesting the company’s shareholder meeting. (The Hill)
Former mayors weigh in on climate – The former mayors of New York City, Paris and Rio speak out about what cities can do to act on climate change. (The Guardian)