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(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Oakland, California, February 3)—Expensive, so-called environmentally friendly, compostable cups actually produce more greenhouse gases in the landfill than their conventional plastic counterparts and the only way to improve matters is for everyone to start re-using more durable cups for their daily coffee run, according to a new study by ReThink Disposable, the campaign to reduce single-use disposable food packaging waste in America.
Donald Trump has signed the Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution to repeal the Stream Protection Act. It is one of the first bills he has ever signed as President, and one of several expected rollbacks of Obama administration rules. The Stream Protection Rule provided commonsense safeguards for the drinking water supplies for communities near coal mining. Clean Water Action released the following statement.
"We've seen Supreme Court decisions that have completely altered how our bedrock environmental laws, like the Clean Water Act, are implemented and enforced. That's why we need a Justice who won't be a rubber stamp for corporate interests and polluting industries. Judge Gorsuch is not that justice - he is the wrong choice for the Supreme Court."
"There is still time to stop Scott Pruitt and slow President Trump's dangerous agenda. We are going to do everything we can to ensure that the full Senate rejects his nomination."
Poll after poll shows that Americans support strong protections for water, air, and public health. That's why leadership in Congress is using the Congressional Review Act to gut commonsense protections like the Stream Protection Rule - they hope the lack of meaningful debate means voters won't notice Congress is putting polluter profits ahead of public health and other safeguards.
"We will remain vigilant to ensure that Secretary Tillerson is engaging the work of the State Department on behalf of all Americans and our national interest, and not on behalf of multinational oil and gas companies.”
This is an unconscionable attack on basic clean water safeguards for communities already devastated by toxic pollution from coal mining, said Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action. "Everyone has the right to know what is in their water and every community deserves access to clean water. Congress should reject any action that puts industry profits before protections for drinking water and public health.
Democrats from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works committee boycotted today's scheduled committee hearing to vote to move Scott Pruitt's nomination for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulous has been invited to speak at UC Berkeley on Wednesday night, February 1. This statement is in response.