A Baltimore judge acquits another officer in the Freddie Gray case, Union Pacific is found to be at fault in the oil train derailment in Oregon, weather conditions look to be ripe for wildfire activity in Southern California this weekend, a gunman takes hostages in a German movie theater, and tornadoes touch down across the globe.
The Union Pacific railroad suffered a derailment and oil spill along the Columbia River in Oregon. How the corporation reacted says a lot about how much confidence we should assign corporations regarding the protection of our health and well-being.
The number and quantity of oil spills we've caused as a civilization--and the damage they cause to both our planet and our economy--have been well documented. The important question to be asked at this juncture of our development is this: Are we learning anything?