The average American may not be aware of how these sequester cuts will impact the air that they breathe. Perhaps, most surprising to them, would be how the affected programs that reduce air pollution will shape the state of national health for everyone.
The Koch Brothers have funneled $60 million to organizations supporting the denial of climate change, and that only covers 1997 to 2010.
Editorial boards around the country from New Hampshire to Los Angeles weighed in on the court’s ruling, and the reaction wasn’t positive.
Peter Alduino, the author of The Citizen Leader, promotes the core belief that we are “co-creators of the world we live in,” thereby contributing to the character of the society around us.
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.
“None of our environmental laws are immune from attack in this Congress.”
Erin Brockovich came to Midlothian in 2005. She told me that if I lived anywhere else in the nation, we would have a lawsuit. However, she informed me that Texas was a “business first, people second,” state.
Instead of people just shaking their heads and sighing, “Well, what can I do?”…The answer is simple. Take a proactive step.
I’m not leaving the fight for clean air, safe water, and a non-toxic environment to the cynics.