Getting arrested is expensive, millennial Taylor Brorby learned after he engaged in civil disobedience in Boone, Iowa, last autumn to protest construction of the Bakken Oil Pipeline. Taking a stand on behalf of his old home, near the North Dakota Badlands, and his new home, Ames, where he's pursing MFA studies in creative writing and the environment, Taylor views Dakota Access Pipeline construction across the U.S. as an incursion he has to resist.
Love of landscape and concern for nephews who he fears may someday ask him why he didn't do more. His new book, Coming Alive: Action & Civil Disobedience, describes Taylor Brorby's reluctant journey from homebody to activist. A good read for people grappling with their own evolving activism. Tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl.
Richard Lazarus is a professor of law at Georgetown University. He also serves as the Faculty Director of the Supreme Court Institute. Professor Lazarus has worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in both the Environment and Natural Resources Division and the Solicitor General's Office. He is one of America's leading attorneys in the area of environmental law and is the author of the book, The Making of Environmental Law.
U.S. Army Colonel (ret) Dan Nolan was one of the first a growing group of army officiers who have beeen pushing the military to go green as part of national security. They are known as "the green hawks". While in the military, Dan was a principal advisor to General Tommy Franks. He also commanded the 1st Armored Division Artillery. Dan is a graduate of the United States Military Academy West Point.