America’s waterways have benefitted enormously from the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency, which were established in the early 1970s. We no longer regularly dump raw sewage into our lakes, and rivers no longer burn from chemical pollution.
Caroline Foley is an office assistant at Headquarters in San Francisco.
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Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The Antiquities Act was really a one-way designation authority that allows the president to designate monuments, but it doesn't grant the president any authority to reverse the designations of his predecessors. When [the president] exercises his power, he's standing in the shoes of Congress. In the same way a president can't, on his own, mend or revoke acts of Congress, he can't go back and amend or revoke monuments, either."
Bradley Marshall, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “Raising this fixed charge on monthly bills would have unfairly penalized people who use less energy, and that makes no sense.”
In the current political landscape, it’s more important than ever for the public to take a stand for the planet—and environmental advocates, including Earthjustice, will join with the people to do just that at the upcoming People's Climate Movement march in the nation's capital. The ongoing litany of actions and comments by President Trump, his administrators and leaders in Congress attacking the environment and endangering public health has been disturbing, to say the least.
David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “Historically, a major obstacle to securing adequate protection for Hawaii’s false killer whales has been the lack of basic scientific information; how many animals are out there, where are they, how many distinct populations.”
Suzanne Novak, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “They dismissed the complaint but they still did not do what they were supposed to, which was rule upon the issues raised in the complaint about the disparate environmental impacts it would have on this community of color.”