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More lies were unleashed at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Monday night, where the President offered new insights into the recent rollback of a Bush ’43 regulation requiring light bulbs to be increasingly energy-efficient. In his own words, here is what the President said:
“We will defeat the Democrat effort to drive up the cost of houses, cars, healthcare, and education by liberating Americans from their endless push for job-killing, soul-crushing Washington regulations.” Adding, “We will try to get that done and then they were forcing you to buy light bulbs that cost a fortune. So I signed something a couple of days ago that gives you the right to continue to use the incandescent light bulbs,” he said. “I don’t know about you, but I’m not a vain person. I know I have no vane people — especially these incredible ladies in the front — but I look better under an incandescent light than these crazy lights that are beaming down on us.”
And maybe we all looked better under candlelight too. Which made us think of this quote from Jane Austen on the subject of vanity, “Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.” Or of course, there is always Carly Simon!
Arshak Makichyan is a 26-year-old climate activist in Moscow, Russia who has been inspired by Greta Thunberg’s strikes for climate and activism. But, as Reuters reported, “unlike the Swedish teenager, who has galvanized a global movement of young environmentalists, Russia’s tough protest laws and people’s general apathy towards activism has made the 26-year-old’s campaign a […]
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a rock-steady vote in favor of environmental protection and sympathetic on issues involving clean water and air.
Why This Matters: There are many challenges to President Trump’s rollbacks of environmental laws that are working their way to the Supreme Court. Once there, the Court can effectively re-write those laws narrowing them considerably by upholding the Trump deregulatory position even if it is contrary to prior interpretations or other plausible interpretations of the statute itself.
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference was set to take place this November in the UK but the coronavirus has postponed the meeting for another year. But, as the Guardian reported, not wanting to waste any time, young activists in Fridays for Future are pushing ahead with their own online event this November, called Mock […]
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