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Press Statement June 30, 2022

NAACP Responds to Supreme Court Ruling in West Virginia v. EPA

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Katherine Egland, Chair of the NAACP's Environmental and Climate Justice Committee, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling in West Virginia v. EPA:

"This Supreme Court ruling defies the scientific warnings of global warming and shows a blatant disregard for the stabilization of our climate. In choosing the interest of polluters and industry over the public, this ruling moves away from precedent into politics.  It is a mistake for the Court to overrule the regulatory authorities of the EPA. This callous decision threatens human health and the welfare of our environment and climate. BIPOC communities, already disproportionately burdened, will be further adversely impacted."