Author: Thomas W. Pearson

Communities Grapple With Exposure to “Forever Chemicals”

Thomas W. Pearson , July 31st, 2020

PFAS foam washes ashore in Van Etten Lake in Oscoda, Michigan, near a former Air Force base. Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy/Flickr Every summer, Ruth and…


A Daughter’s Disability and a Father’s Awakening

Thomas W. Pearson , January 10th, 2019

[no-caption] Thomas W. Pearson The nurse gently lifted Michaela onto my partner’s bare chest, a newborn embraced by her mother for the first time. I marveled at the…


How Fracking’s Appetite for Sand Is Devouring Rural Communities

Thomas W. Pearson , May 4th, 2018

[no-caption] “Do you want to see the mine?” asks Harlan*. “Of course,” I reply. He fetches his boots. We head outside with his wife Edith and follow a…