In the wake of horrific acts last week that left our nation’s Capitol shattered, we at the Center for Environmental join our colleagues, allies and the bipartisan group lawmakers calling for Trump’s removal from office for inciting this violence. Like the rest of the nation, we watched in fear and anger as our democracy faced the clear threat of insurrection on the very day many felt joyful that the results of the electoral college would finally be certified by Congress.
This has not been a normal week, and frankly “normal”, was never just, was never safe, and was never equal. We are told that our country is great, but how can it be so when bigotry flourishes, both outwardly and stealthily in ways that threaten people’s lives.
Since its founding in 1996, CEH has always prioritized diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as part of its core values. From our hiring processes to our programmatic work, we have put DEI at the forefront of our thoughts, and asked ourselves regularly if we’re doing all we can to ensure that CEH is the inclusive organization we envision it to be.
Environmental Health Watchdog Condemns EPA Decision to Relax Regulations for America’s Worst Polluters During Coronavirus Pandemic
It is absolutely unacceptable that the Trump administration is taking advantage of a global health crisis to eliminate basic protections from our most polluting industries. EPA enforcement of air and water quality standards are designed to protect us from cancer-causing chemicals.