Breaking News: The Supreme Court dismantles of half a century of health, environmental, and climate justice advocacy.
Repost from Green New Deal Network
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GNDN VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Green New Deal Network, key members of Congress, partner organizations and more respond to the Supreme Court to demand climate justice in wake of WV v. EPA decision.
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Climate Action Campaign DC MOBILIZATION
Climate Action Campaign hosts an “organic” activation event at the Supreme Court building along with Moms for Clean Air Force, Climate Reality Project, Sierra Club, Climate Action Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility and more.
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#ShutDownDC TOUR OF SHAME
Shut Down D.C. together with local chapters of Arm in Arm 4 Climate and Extinction Rebellion lead tour of shame from #SCOTUS to other points of interest on Capitol Hill the evening of a decision.
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More on the Clean Air Act & the Ruling:
For over 5 decades, the EPA and the Clean Air Act, have both been massively popular and have held bipartisan support. The Clean Air Act has been key in protecting the often black, brown, and low-income communities who live in the shadows of giant polluters against powerful utilities and the toxic fumes and exorbitant costs their fossil fuel plants drum up.
The US Supreme Court has voted to sharply limit EPA’s power under the Clean Air Act of 1970, in another wave of disastrous far-right decisions supported by greedy corporations and billionaires like the Koch brothers, religious extremists, and white supremacists. This ruling gives unelected federal judges across the country unprecedented ability to strike down or limit environmental regulations. It strips power from the EPA, and makes it much harder for the agency to regulate fossil fuel power plants and their toxic emissions; blocking the EPA from doing what it was designed to do, protect the environment.
Together, the Clean Air Act and the EPA have:
To be straightforward: this is a terrifying step back in our fight against the climate crisis, and now it will be up to President Biden and Congress to urgently pass executive orders and legislation. President Biden must urge the EPA to set the strongest possible standards to stop carbon pollution, advance environmental justice and protect our health. President Biden must use his existing executive authority to stop approving fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency now. And Congress must meet this moment and use every power at their disposal to avoid a stalemate before the next election. We need action, and our window is smaller than ever. The GOP won’t stop with their extremism; not when they’ve spent over 50 years planning this court takeover with the help of greedy corporations, religious extremists, and white surpremacists.