All eyes are on Chile, just struck by an earthquake that measured 8.8 on the Richter scale, one of the largest ever recorded. But Chile’s fault also lies off the northwest coast of the U.S. We are vulnerable too. Oregon and Washington need to reinforce schools and other public buildings. Quickly.
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).