Target: Orrin Hatch, President pro tempore of the United States Senate
Goal: Block Supreme Court pick who opposes environmental regulations against climate change.
President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, an extreme anti-environment candidate, as his pick for the most recent vacancy on the Supreme Court. This man has fought against environmental and conservation groups for years, earning him the nickname “Lord Voldemort” by Center for Biological Diversity Senior counsel Bill Snape.
While Kavanaugh is quoted as having admitted in 2016 that humans are contributing to global warming, his actions suggest that he is strongly opposed to any meaningful measures to reduce carbon emissions or avert climate change. In past cases over the last decade, he has argued that climate regulations are a legal overreach and has chosen to ignore scientific findings that suggest environmental action is necessary. He has also sided against measures that would regulate air pollution across state lines, even though such pollution is thought to contribute to premature births and thousands of preventable deaths each year.
We cannot allow someone with such an anti-scientific and extreme conservative mindset to shape important legal decisions for years, or perhaps even decades to come, at this crucial point in our history. Sign the petition below to block this anti-environment candidate from taking this highly influential seat on the Supreme Court.
Dear Senator Hatch,
Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has consistently opposed measures that would protect people’s health and safety and the long-term well-being of the environment. He considers any action to combat climate change or protect endangered wildlife to be a legal overreach, and for this reason he must be rejected.
Kavanaugh has opposed creating critical habitat for endangered species, stood against measures to reduce air pollution, and sided with big business on issues related to carbon emissions and global warming. He will likely undermine the Endangered Species Act and rule against any legal cases that involve necessary environmental regulation.
You must do everything you can to protect wildlife and future generations of Americans. That is why we are urging you to vote against this nominee, and to encourage other members of the U.S. Senate to do the same.
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