Timothy Preso, Managing Attorney, Biodiversity Defense Program: “We are creating a future for our kids and grandkids where we are leaving them a world of less wild places, less wild species, and fewer birds, fewer butterflies, fewer of all the things that we have had the benefit of living with during our lifetimes but are rapidly diminishing. But we don't have to stand for that. We don't have to accept that. We have an opportunity now to do something to reverse those trends.”
Sam Sankar, Senior VP of Programs, Earthjustice: “In the future nobody is going to think twice about making career decisions with an eye to whether it aligns with their climate ethics. ... The [fossil fuel] industry is paying law firms tons of money in an effort to dodge responsibility and block regulatory reforms that could help avert this crisis.”
Stephen Schima, Senior Legislative Counsel, Policy & Legislation Team, Earthjustice: “Any time Congress legislates a categorical exclusion and bypasses public input and environmental review, it’s a problem, because they’re bypassing the legal process itself.”
Video interview with Timothy Preso, Managing Attorney, Biodiversity Defense Program, on fighting against environmental injustice amid the biodiversity crisis.