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Steyer Statement on Trump’s Executive Order on the National Environmental Policy Act

(San Francisco, June 4, 2020) –– Climate leader and activist Tom Steyer called out the Trump Administration’s continued efforts to use the pandemic and civil unrest to roll back critical environmental protections that safeguard public health. 

“Now is not the time to give corporations and the federal government a green light to pollute our communities. The President’s Executive Order rolls back critical public health protections while the country continues to reel from the pandemic and is protesting his Administration’s non-existent response to racial injustices plaguing our society. The increase in pollution, just like with police violence and the COVID pandemic, will hurt Black and brown communities the most. As a white man committed to racial and environmental justice, I’m laser focused on raising the alarm, fighting the president’s actions that endanger Americans, and doing my part to build a broad based coalition to bring progressive change to Washington, D.C. on November 3rd.”