Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) states, “I joined the Safe Climate Caucus because climate change is a threat and we must engage Republicans on the science of this issue.
Inhofe has established a unique niche in the environmental space by being the sole senator to oppose the Everglades restoration, and for his quote calling the EPA a “Gestapo bureaucracy.”
“New York City is spending $400 million to pollute the neighborhood, severely impair the quality of life and threaten kids,” said David Mack, Vice President of Residents for Sane Trash Solutions.
Despite testimony from a slew of health officials and organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Lung Association, pushback has continued based on the premise that regulations are an economy killer, or that the supply of electricity is at stake.
The documentary makes it clear that the people pushing back are up against very heavy hitters. This includes representatives from both political parties, lobbyists for varied interests, as well as the coal industry.
Mars, Jimmy, and Me, which features a dedication to the Earth on its opening page, combines humor, whimsy, and science to jumpstart an examination of pollution, economic justice, and individual responsibility.
“Attacks on clean air and the federal agency charged with protecting the environment and the health of Americans is an unpopular position with most Americans, including those in nine key 2012 battleground states.”
Boxer zoned in on the TRAIN Act”. She didn’t mince words. “Let me be clear,” she pronounced. “This is a dangerous train. It is a train wreck, and it has to be stopped.”
Observing the rolling fields, horses and cows, undisturbed acres of rocks and trees, I felt particularly protective of what the earth offers us—and what we need to do to defend it.
Under Rick Perry’s tenure, Texas became far and away the nation’s largest CO2 emitter. If it were its own country—as Mr. Perry has advocated in the past—it would be the 8th biggest polluter in the world.