During the Superbowl last night, a friend of ours stumbled across this article in the New York Times:
It is indeed a desperate state of affairs when Scientific studies, which provide sufficient evidence for climate change, are being denied.
“…But in Mr. Pruitt, who is expected to be confirmed by the Senate this week, the president has tapped a surgeon, not a butcher, to fulfill those pledges. As much as anyone, Mr. Pruitt knows the legal intricacies of environmental regulation — and deregulation. As Oklahoma’s attorney general for the last six years, he has led or taken part in 14 lawsuits against the E.P.A.
His changes may not have the dramatic flair favored by Mr. Trump, but they could weaken the agency’s authority even long after Mr. Trump has left office.”
Whether or not you voted, or voted for Trump, Hilary, or even Jill…this news must make you feel something. It affects all of us, and the legislation that is to come will have impacts on our daily lives well into the future (not to mention huge ramifications on a global scale). Take some time to consider our theme for the next edition; take some time to consider the current state of affairs in which you–wherever you live–find yourself.
Art is power. Let’s make some.