It has been a sad year for the environment as the Trump administration continues to send out executive orders, with the latest rolling back Obama-era climate protections. President Trump visited the Environmental Protection agency yesterday to sign an order rewriting rules regarding U.S. carbon emissions and other environmental regulations. It also flags Obama’s Clean Power Plan for review. After the review of the Clean Water Act, the scrapping of stream protection against coal-mining companies, and the green light fr the Keystone XL Pipeline, it’s clear to see the the administration does not see the need for environmental protection.
Climate and environmental justice organizations across the nation are vowing to resist regulations imposed by the government and are dedicated to making their voices heard. Polls show that an overwhelming number of Americans feel that the government should do something about climate change, and some are even willing to pay extra every month to fight global warming, according to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.
The fight for climate change is not a new one, as environmental groups have been working for years to ensure the conservation of our planet. However, the blatant denial of climate change and it’s effects by the Trump administration and a Congress controlled by many who feel the same, it is imperative that we push to continue the work, as the movement has taken great strides in recent years.
As we press toward a cleaner, safer, and healthier world for us and future generations, the People’s Climate Movement has hosed a march on April 29th, the highly anticipated 100th day of the Trump administration. Together, we will resist and demand initiatives from our government and stand up for our communities and climate.
The Southern EJ Alliance has stepped forward in order to get individuals to join this positive movement, with buses coming from all over the southeast to attend the march. They encourage people from all backgrounds to sign up. Registration is free, and only requires an RSVP to reserve a seat. For more information, and to sign up to leave from the Florence, South Carolina location, click below.