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    The RCC, founded in 1965, is the national environmental organization envisioned by Rachel Carson to carry on her work after her death.
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    We promote Carson's ecological ethic that combines scientific concern for the environment and human health with a sense of wonder and reverence for all forms of life in order to build a sustainable, just, and peaceful future.
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    Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.—Rachel Carson
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    The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction. ~Rachel Carson
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Recent News

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FBI eyes how Pennsylvania approved pipeline

The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project

The Price Tag for Climate Change Is in the Trillions

Three new books document how much we’re already spending to mitigate the effects of global warming and how much more we have to lose if we continue to burn fossil fuels

Where the Eagles Soared: Are We Losing Our Land and Our History?

I have roamed the Eastern Shore many times with other memories stretching back to the time when Caryn and I, long involved with African American history and civil rights, were happy to find a lone historical marker about Frederick Douglass in St. Michaels.

RCC President at Historic “Church of the Presidents”

St. John’s is deeply engaged in social action in the Washington community, including a newly-formed Creation Care committee concerned with environmental issues such as global climate change.

How Would You Resist a Natural Gas Pipeline in Your Backyard?

I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I grew up playing in the forests of Brush Mountain. I grew up to the smell of earth and woke to the sound of birds. Then, the place where I grew up became a neighbor to the proposed crossing of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Let ‘em Spawn, Before They’re Gone

Fish numbers of six commercially important species are in decline, especially from overfishing.