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Greenpeace USA Condemns Supreme Court "Radicals in Robes" for West Virginia v EPA Decision

WASHINGTON -

In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on West Virginia v. EPA, John Noel, Senior Climate Campaigner at Greenpeace USA, said:

“Radicals in robes are severely restricting the federal government's ability to protect people and the ecosystems that support life. In 2018, air pollution from burning fossil fuels like coal and gas was responsible for about 1 in 5 deaths worldwide. It is unconscionable that 6 Supreme Court Justices have ruled in favor of sacrificing more lives to enrich millionaire coal and oil barons. We should instead focus on securing a just transition to renewable energy that centers on the well-being of workers and communities. With their rulings on union organizing, voting rights, and abortion rights, the majority of this Court have revealed themselves to be beholden to corporate overlords and intent on dismantling the norms and institutions of democracy, including our ability to use the levers of government to protect the health and safety of our families, communities, and future generations.”

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