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Their support for Biden comes in stark contrast to the self-congratulatory remarks that current Administrator Andrew Wheeler delivered last Friday in California to “celebrate” the 50th anniversary of the EPA. Not to mention President Trump’s ridiculous claims about his environmental “accomplishments” this week. Wheeler took a swipe at the former Administrators for elevating “single-issue advocacy” around climate change, which he said comes at the expense of U.S. interests, taking aim at the Paris Accord as well. Wheeler also ridiculously claimed his efforts to make the agency’s science more transparent would benefit the public (it does not) and that by rolling back regulations, the EPA would help minority communities (it does not). So we salute these two former Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency who put the country, and the public’s health and safety, over party.
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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