A number of my conservative and libertarian friends have been saying we should “wait and see” what President Trump does. Well it didn’t take long for Trump to try and fuck the planet. Here’s what I see and we’re only on day four:
Trump has nominated the biggest fossil fuel CEO to be Secretary of State so that he can negotiate more extraction of oil from Russia and elsewhere around the world. Rex Tillerson moved forward to a full Senate vote out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a party line vote of 11-10. He is expected to be confirmed by the Senate.
President Trump has put a gag order on the EPA. They have been forced to cease all existing communications without explanation. Alicia was scheduled to have a EPA webinar this week on safe and sustainable water resources which has been postponed with no explanation.
President Trump has nominated Scott Pruit to head the EPA. While he acknowledges that there are changes to the climate, he is skeptical about how much of an influence people are having on the changes. He has sued the EPA more than a dozen times! Including to try to eliminate the clean air and clean water protections that keep our air and water safe to breathe and drink. In fact, some of these suits are still on going and he would be in a position to decide them if he were the EPA Administrator!
President Trump has signed an executive order inviting TransCanada to re-submit the Keystone XL pipeline application and he has issued and order that the Army Corps of Engineers “review and approve in an expedited manner, to the extent permitted by law.” He is completely ignoring the processes and laws that have been set up by this country to protect our native indigenous populations, protect the air and water and appropriate use of federal and private lands.
There is no need to wait any longer to see what President Trump will do, he is raping and pillaging this planet for his profit. As President he told the CIA that the US should have stolen the oil out of Iraq, which happens to be a war crime. President Trump has no regard for the planet, the citizens of this great country or the laws of the United States of America.
We cannot wait any longer! The time for action is NOW!
- Call your US Representative and tell them to stop Trump’s pillaging of the planet – US House of Representatives Directory
- Call your US Senators and tell them that they need to block the confirmation of Tillerson and Pruit – US Senate Contact Information
- Ask with your family and friends to do the same, especially if they are in states with Republican representatives
- Join – and pay dues to – a local environment group – i.e., 350.org, Sierra Club, ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center
Whatever you do, Don’t Wait!