President Richard Nixon, who joined with a Democratic Congress nearly 50 years ago to create the Environmental Protection Agency, said then that clean air and water were “the birthright of every American” and that restoring nature was “a cause beyond party and beyond factions.”
Earlier this year I had the honor of travelling to Taiwan with a delegation to discuss the values and need for organized labor. It was an amazing experience to go and speak to such engaging crowds about how being in unions of working people came with rights and a voice at work that are essential to a fair and safe workplace.
The Keystone 1 pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil near a small town in South Dakota Thursday. The last Keystone spill in April 2016 contaminated Hutchinson County, South Dakota with 400 barrels of oil, and took around 10 months to clean up. This disaster is expected to take longer.
It’s been nearly a year since Trump took office. It hasn’t gone well.
After 300 days of lies and incompetency, the Trump train has left the rails of reality.
Since the Trump administration and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have been at the helm, the cost that service members have paid to protect all Americans turns out to be steeper than expected.
In May 1983, President Ronald Reagan asked me to lead the Environmental Protection Agency for a second time.