The Republican Party has wasted no time working to dismantle President Obama’s environmental legacy.
Republicans are using an obscure and rarely used tool called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) as a tactic to overturn three big federal regulations around coal mining pollution, methane leaks, and corporate transparency (among others).
These legislations were designed to protect people and wildlife from harmful pollution, tackle climate change, and to hold corporations accountable for their ecological damage and foreign business. Now, they are all in the firing line, and Republicans are hoping for a swift execution.
Unfortunately, the Senate has already voted to reverse the Stream Protection Rule: designed to protect 6,000 miles of streams and 52,000 acres of forests free from coal-mining companies dumping their debris in nearby waterways. Coal mining companies now have a freer hand in dumping their waste into streams and neglecting their ecological damage.
So it’s critical that we collectively apply enough public pressure to ensure no more important environmental legislation comes undone.
Together, let’s take a stand against the Trump administration’s pro-corporate, pro-fossil fuel agenda and their direct attacks on environmental legislation.