“Groups backed by Charles and David Koch have lobbied and run political ads to support construction of the pipeline. But Koch Industries has consistently denied financial motives played any role in these activities, asserting that the Keystone XL pipeline has ‘nothing to do with any of our businesses.’ We want to know whether this is true.”
Both the Indigenous communities in Canada and the residents of Port Arthur have seen elevated incidence of illness.
If anyone had doubts about McCarthy’s stand on climate change, she dispelled that by commenting, “We’re not going to stop looking at the science. Climate change is real.”
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.
“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.
I reached out to Bullard for an overview on the evolution of the Environmental Justice movement, which has served as a prism through which to examine policy based on race, environment, and waste.
“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.”
Each citizen must be pro-active and cannot expect—nor depend on— President Obama to do all the heavy lifting around their advocacy concerns. This goes for environmental issues.
At a time when the Environmental Protection Agency is coming under attack for “over-regulation,” the film stands as a testimony to what happens when the public’s health is neither protected nor considered.
Unpopular issues have never been a magnet for winning friends and admirers.