Saturday, April 1, 2017

Oldest environmental group in America rips Gorsuch

Next month the Sierra Club, America's first Environmental/Conservation organization, will be 125 years old.
     When you cross the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco to Marin County you can visit an an enchanting grove of Redwoods, Muir Woods, named for the Sierra club's first President, John Muir.
     Here's what his organization has to say about Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch:
    "As the highest court in the country, the Supreme Court must be composed of justices that are fair, even-handed, and thoughtful. Unfortunately, Judge Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, is none of those things and must be rejected. Gorsuch has proven himself hostile to environmental protection, women’s rights, and the rights of workers and cannot be trusted to protect our air, our water, or our communities.
     "The Supreme Court has the responsibility of deciding on the cases that protect everything from our clean air and water to our civil rights and liberties. Gorsuch is not fit for that responsibility. Gorsuch has shown he will prioritize his warped ideological views instead of using our Constitution as a guide. His dangerous views favor polluters and industry over the rights of the people. His record shows that he will limit the access of everyday Americans to the courts and prevent agencies like the EPA from fulfilling their mission and doing their job to protect our air, water, and health. He’s even been described as more extreme than Justice Scalia.
     “As a Supreme Court Justice, Gorsuch could undermine countless safeguards, including those that protect the civil rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, and the health and safety of our environment. We strongly urge Senators, who are elected to represent and protect the American people, to stand up for families across the nation, oppose this nomination, and use every tool in the shed to block this extremist nominee.”

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