Save from the grave: the EPA, the climate, and environmental justice!
Scott Pruitt, new head of the EPA, is a climate denier who believes the federal government shouldn't regulate environmental issues. This is urgent because the climate crisis requires a coordinated response. We are already seeing grave effects from our changing climate, and it is expected to get worse. If there was ever an issue that deserved our action, global catastrophe is it. We also know that environmental degradation often affects marginalized communities and communities of color first and hardest. We need to respond to Pruitt's plans and demand not just a halt to the rollbacks of protections but a strong commitment to advancing the kinds of policies that will protect all people, especially the most vulnerable.
After our "funeral" services, we'll share an uplifting message of support and empowerment for EPA employees and other organizations whose work is essential to protecting our environment and communities.
We will gather on the sidewalk in front of the EPA regional offices at 75 Hawthorne St, San Francisco (map: https://goo.gl/maps/XsKA7R7Hw932) at 1pm.
Wear funeral attire, and bring flowers.
Note: If you are an environmental scientist, work on environmental justice, or represent an environmental organization, please contact us regarding speaking opportunities at this event. We would like to represent the broad diversity of our communities and concerns.
This is a peaceful, non-violent demonstration.
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