Posted on August 20, 2018
For the Planet: Stop Trump’s anti-environment Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
It will be a dark day for the environment if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh has spent his career ruling in favor of corporate profits over the planet and he will assuredly support Trump’s crusade to strike down laws that protect your right to a livable environment.
This is why we must stop the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.
In his 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh regularly voted to suppress EPA regulation of corporate pollution. During the Obama administration, he ruled in three major cases concerning the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act and voted against the EPA every time. In 2017, he wrote the majority opinion in a case striking down EPA regulation of hydrofluorocarbons, a potent greenhouse gas.
The thought of a Supreme Court justice like Kavanaugh at a time like now is madness. Heat waves and wildfires are raging around the world. The National Academy of Sciences is predicting Earth could soon tip into a “hothouse” state with sea-level rise of 30 to 200 feet within decades. Rational climate observers are warning that “it’s time to start panicking.”
And yet there is Kavanaugh, ruling against efforts to slow climate change.
We need action to save our planet. We don’t need an extreme conservative judge like Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, working in the best interests of corporations and against our future.
Please join us in opposing the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Sign our petition urging the Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh and share our video so others can take key actions to #StopKavanaugh now.
You can learn about our campaign to stop Kavanaugh and find more ways to take action here.