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President Donald Trump claimed last week at a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture to be opposed to bigotry and wanting to support freedom.

But his actions on the environment, which promises to reverse any headway in attempting to protect communities of color from pollution, casts doubt on his claims.

Trump’s Actions on Race and the Environment Speak Much Louder than Recent Anti-Bigotry Claims

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02/25/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
According to scientists, your tuna sandwich may now have less mercury in it thanks to a drop in emissions from coal-fired power plants.

But the good news could be short-lived. If Scott Pruitt has his way, the EPA's historic limits on mercury pollution will disappear.

A Scott Pruitt Appointment Means More Mercury in Our Fish

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02/25/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
OUTRAGEOUS: Two days before the Trump administration approved the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, they withdrew a critical legal opinion that concluded there was “ample legal justification” to deny it.

“A pattern is emerging with [the Trump] administration. They take good, thoughtful work and then just throw it in the trash and do whatever they want to do.” said Jan Hasselman, an...
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Trump Administration Withdrew Critical Memo That Found “Ample Legal Justification” To Halt DAPL

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02/25/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
The solar industry is adding workers at a rate nearly 17 times faster than the overall economy. Twice as many people now work in solar than in the coal industry.

Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As The Coal Industry

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02/24/2017 at 18:41. Facebook
BREAKING: Donald Trump just signed another executive order that aims to cut more critical federal regulations.

The president said, "By the way, I want regulation. I want to protect our environment." Our response: Prove it!

SHARE or LIKE if you think actions speak louder than words.

Trump signs another executive order in push to slash regulations

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02/24/2017 at 18:01. Facebook
Two days before the Trump administration approved the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, they withdrew a critical legal opinion that concluded there was “ample legal justification” to deny it.

“A pattern is emerging with [the Trump] administration. They take good, thoughtful work and then just throw it in the trash and do whatever they want to do.” said Jan Hasselman, an Earthjustice...
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Trump administration withdrew memo that found 'ample legal justification' to halt Dakota Access pipeline

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02/24/2017 at 17:04. Facebook
FALSE: Yesterday in a press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed the administration was "constantly in contact" with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

This is absolutely not true, according to Tribal Chairman David Archambault II, “We repeatedly asked for meetings with the Trump administration, but never received one until the day they notified Congress that they were...
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02/23/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Utah politicians are pushing Secretary of the Interior nominee Ryan Zinke to try to reduce or undo protections for Bears Ears National Monument, which protects one of the most significant cultural landscapes in America.

Help protect this sacred place by urging Zinke to honor Tribes and honor Bears Ears: [ Ejus.tc Link ]

Tell Zinke: Honor Tribes and Protect the Bears Ears National Monument

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02/23/2017 at 17:59. Facebook
SHAMEFUL: Legislation introduced by the House and Senate, so bad it’s been nicknamed the “War on Wolves Act,” would strip Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Wyoming and three Great Lakes states.

Not only is Congress attacking wolves, they are trying to take away our ability to challenge that decision.

Congress' War on Wolves Act Threatens More than Just Wolves

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02/23/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
Before the first African American military combat pilots could escort bombers over Germany during World War II, they first needed to pass their flight training.

At Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama, you can relive their flying adventure and see where the “Red Tails” developed their skills to go on and become one of the most revered fighter groups in American history.

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Celebrating African American Heritage in the National Parks

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02/22/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Nearly 8,000 U.S. public schools lie within 500 feet of highways, truck routes and other roads with significant traffic.

These students are forced to breathe in a toxic mix of pollution that can stunt lung growth, trigger asthma attacks, contribute to heart disease and raise the risk of cancer.

The invisible hazard afflicting thousands of schools

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02/22/2017 at 17:31. Facebook
Conflict of interest? According to over 6,000 pages of emails made public today, new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt closely coordinated with major fossil fuel companies to roll back environmental regulations while he was the attorney general of Oklahoma.

As EPA administrator, Pruitt is now charged with regulating many of these same oil and gas companies...what could possibly go wrong?

The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. Chief Was Arm in Arm With Industry

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02/21/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Utah politicians are pushing Secretary of the Interior nominee Ryan Zinke to try to reduce or undo protections for Bears Ears National Monument, which protects one of the most significant cultural landscapes in America.

Help protect this sacred place by urging Zinke to honor Tribes and honor Bears Ears.

Ask Interior Secretary-Designate Zinke to Honor Tribes

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02/21/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Despite the fact that children living near Interstate 70 in Denver have 40% higher rates of asthma hospitalization than the rest of the city, officials are trying to send tens of thousands more cars by their door.

An Earthjustice civil rights complaint aims to force the city to look into better, less discriminatory alternatives for a project that will affect low-income and overwhelmingly...
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Colorado Aims to Expand a Main Highway, Increasing Pollution Burden on Neighborhood

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Earthjustice
02/20/2017 at 18:03. Facebook
The new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, has repeatedly said the environment would be “fine” without the EPA, and has threatened to roll back regulations protecting air and water.

Take a look at some of the images of the U.S. as it existed before the EPA started protecting our environment.

We Know What The Country Looks Like Without The EPA: Filthy

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Thanks to Earthjustice litigation—and pressure from people like you—a portion of the only nearshore coral reef in the continental United States is safe from destruction. For now.

The Corps is now accepting public comments for the proposed Port Everglades dredging project as part of this revised environmental study. Send in your comment today and urge the Corps to protect Florida’s coral reefs.

Tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Protect Florida's coral reefs

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The 43-year-old law is under attack from Congress and it’s not clear if and how it will survive the onslaught.

This is the very law credited with saving the Bald Eagle—the national emblem of the United States—from extinction.

What GOP Lawmakers Mean When They Talk About Modernizing the Endangered Species Act

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The United States is entering an era in which it seems very likely that civil rights will be deemphasized. After all, the U.S. Department of Justice is now led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He supports restrictive voting laws, wants to limit immigration and shows no concern about excessive police violence against unarmed civilians.

Yet, in times past when civil rights and racial equality...
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Niagara Movement - Cornerstone of the Modern Civil Rights Movement

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BREAKING NEWS: In a sad day for our country, the Senate has confirmed climate change denier Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the EPA. We couldn’t be more disappointed in the Senate’s insistence on putting the interests of the polluters before the well-being of our communities.

"We will fight in every court across the country if Administrator Pruitt tries to take a sledgehammer to the...
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Enemy of the EPA Scott Pruitt Confirmed By Senate to Head the Agency

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This is it! The Senate is about to vote on Scott Pruitt, call your senator and tell them to vote NO: [ Bit.ly Link ]