The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen:
“We are gravely concerned about the statements of President-elect Trump on environmental issues, which demonstrate that he might be the most anti-environment president in history. He has claimed that he will bring about an energy revolution, but his statements and policies demonstrate that he will most likely encourage greater dependence of our country on dirty fossil fuels and accelerate global warming in the face of unprecedented international agreement to tackle climate change. He has publicly stated that he does not believe in the overwhelming amount of evidence supporting climate change and his record on all matters involving justice, equity and human rights is troubling.
“Therefore, Earthjustice will be working overtime in the courts to hold President-elect Trump and his administration accountable under our nation’s laws, which protect Americans’ right to a clean and healthy environment.”
Phillip Ellis, Earthjustice Senior Press Secretary, (202) 745-5221
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.