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Ahead of the Peoples Climate March marking President Trump's 100th Day in office SEEC members joined with environmental justice advocates to call on the Administration to end their anti-environmental assault and take action to support climate justice and jobs.
On Thursday, April 27th at 9am Members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) and other environmental leaders will gather at the House Triangle (East Front of the U.S. Capitol near the House steps) to call for climate justice, jobs and a clean energy economy.
At this very moment, millions of individuals across Somalia, Nigeria, and the South Sudan are suffering from drought and famine. In recent years, the Philippines, a country in which the United States has invested heavily, has been devastated by typhoons and natural disasters. And not too long ago, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc along the Atlantic coast. These events not only present environmental and humanitarian risks, they also create national security threats. While it may be difficult to attribute a specific event to climate change, it is not difficult to show carbon and methane pollution is causing a pattern of disruptions across the world. To ensure a strong defense and a prosperous future, it is absolutely critical that the United States address the connections between climate change and national security.
If you want a succinct summation of the veracity and urgency posed by today’s environmental challenges, don’t listen to the politicians. Listen to Katherine, a mother of two from Acton: “Environmental pollution is real and in our backyards,” she wrote to me. Science backs her up, in particular when it comes to climate change. The vast majority of the scientific community tells us that threat is real, is caused by human activity, and could have devastating effects all over the world for this and future generations.
On the seventh anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster, congressional Democrats reintroduced legislation aimed at better protecting the health and safety of coal miners and reforming the program that provides benefits to victims of black lung disease. The bills were introduced in the Senate by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., and in the House of Representatives by SEEC Member Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., and and SEEC Vice-Chair Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa.
SEEC Member Rep. Schneider, SEEC Co-Chairs Matsui & Tonko Introduce CLIMATE Act to Block Trump Anti-Environment Executive Order
House Democrats led by Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced legislation to prevent the implementation of President Trump’s recent executive order that rolls back environmental protections and severely weakens efforts to address global climate change.
Trump ignores science with executive order dismantling Clean Power Plan | By SEEC Vice-Chair Rep. Chellie Pingree
In my home state of Maine, we know climate change is not a theory or a hoax. It’s a harmful reality we see every day and that threatens the future of our state in many ways. We simply can’t afford to ignore it.
This executive order was not done in isolation. Rather it is part of a disturbing trend of undermining conservation and green industry efforts, while negating the importance of scientific fact.
President shows disregard to environment with executive actions on climate change | By SEEC Vice-Chair Rep. Alan Lowenthal
The President of the United States thinks he has tricked America into believing he is concerned about energy independence. Instead, what this executive action has shown, is his utter disregard for our environment and the environment that will be left to future generations.
U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led debate for House Democrats on the House floor against the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, a bill from House Republicans that limits the participation of scientific experts at the EPA, and would lead to a disproportionate representation of big business and corporate special interests.