President Trump, with anemic approval numbers, has already demonstrated an unwillingness to spare any administration member the exit door. Of the original appointees left, Pruitt and Zinke may be last on the list of those who have the president’s easily exhaustible loyalty.
Attempts to suppress environmentalism are as old as environmentalism itself. Industrial polluters have gone to great lengths to stifle advocacy, but their expansion of censorship laws has finally crossed a line for some federal judges. Reporting by Brian Palmer of NRDC’s onEarth.
“Muzzling scientists, scrubbing websites, attacking journalists: all in a shameful day’s work for our bought-and-paid-for EPA administrator. It’s time to stop him,” writes Jeff Turrentine, culture and politics columnist for onEarth, the digital publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
In the difficult years ahead, environmental organizations should address the social inequities challenging millions of Americans — a founding principle of American environmentalism.