Communities across the nation have long relied on federal and state legislation to fight for a cleaner environment and address the suffering caused by environmental degradation and climate change. Since 2013, when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right of people in the state to a clean and healthy environment, a national, state by state, movement has emerged, dedicated to securing constitutional rights to clean water, clean air, and a healthy environment. Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and founder of Green Amendments for the Generations, will share her work to advance constitutionally protected environmental rights in 13 states, including through Maine's Pine Tree Amendment (LD 489). State Senator Rick Bennett co-sponsored LD 489 and will share about the movement here in Maine.