|Erin Brockovich delivers hard news with a heart at the April 2 Air Forum.|
The good news, according to Brockovich, is that we are equal to the task of stopping polluters among us. "Tag—you're it," she said, adding that "ensuring a safe future is their [our leaders' and environmental agencies'] job. And you are going to make them do their job." Actually it was more like "make. them. do. their. job." You get the feeling Brockovich is good at speaking up for herself and others.
She used that same emphasis in scripting a critical path by saying that "agencies need to hear from you and Don't. Back. Off."
"We've all been lulled into a false sense of security," she said. "We're beginning to change."
Her kid and grandson live here so hopefully she keeps tabs on our progress to safeguard public health and safety, and to effectively help our leaders and city staff do their job.
More art from the Air Forum, courtesy of Eastside Portland Air Coalition:
|Seth Woolley of Portland Clean Air tells the tragicomic story|
of digging for the truth on toxic emissions at the local level.