Melissa Harris-Perry on what the federal government can do for states:
Here's what happens when states from localities and communities get vulnerable economically -- they willingly allow polluters to come in. And they do it because they're desperate in that short time horizon for jobs.Look, we have no jobs. The real crisis as you have been talking about is jobs. If there are not jobs and there's a heavily polluting corporation willing to build on your creek bed, then in these kinds of circumstances, these communities have a real incentive to do so.The federal government helps to create that longer time horizon so that states, communities, and neighborhoods don't have to make these kinds of tough choices.