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Trump to Appoint Extreme Ideologue to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his pick to replace retiring Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy tonight. Trump has indicated that his nominee will come from a list of extreme conservative ideologues that was put together with the assistance of the Federalist Society.

Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in advance of tonight’s announcement:

The most significant and far-reaching damage Trump will do to our environment and public health will come from his Supreme Court picks. Trump is committed to placing an extreme ideologue on the Court, who could endanger environmental protections, overturn Roe v. Wade, and undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

If the Senate confirms Trump’s nominee, we will be stuck with a Court that sides with big corporations over the American people. The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the future of our planet is at risk. Any Senator who is serious about protecting the environment and fighting climate change must vote against confirmation. Senate Democrats must use everything in their power to keep Trump’s dangerous nominees off the Supreme Court.

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