Author: Mark R. Burns

Mark R. BurnsMark Burns is a playwright and screenwriter whose credits include the screenplays for Married to the Mob and She-Devil. His most recent play, The Club, is a dark comedy about a violent clash of American values at a 13-hole golf course in the rural Northeast. He is currently writing a screenplay about the evolution of the ecosystem on a Texas bison ranch and its fight for survival against hydrofrackers. The father of three sons, he has lived in the Hudson Valley of New York for 20 years. .

No EPA Funding = No Environmental Justice

BY ON March 27, 2017
Today, in the United States, race is still the most significant predictor of who suffers most from pollution. Communities of color – as well as Latino, Native American and low-income white communities – endure disproportionate exposure to air and water pollution, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination,...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Latino Community, Politics, Social Justice

Paris When It Coughs

BY ON March 26, 2014
Who would have thought that “The City of Light” could become so horribly dim? Yes, Paris experienced some of its dimmest and dirtiest days just before the arrival of spring as air pollution levels spiked higher than at any time since 2007. Tourists, as well...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Asthma, Heart Health

“A” is for “Astounded”

BY ON June 27, 2013
I’m astounded. Anyone whose eyes are open knows the climate of the planet is changing dramatically. Anyone who pays attention knows how bad greenhouse gases are for us. And anyone who has respiratory problems knows this acutely. And yet when President Obama outlined his sweeping...

TOPICS: Asthma, Climate Change, Dads, Politics

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