Washington, DC (April 30, 2019) – Today, The Climate Reality Project along with partners delivered a petition with more than 63,000 signatures to the US Environmental Protection Agency, demanding that the agency put the facts about the climate crisis front and center on its website. The EPA removed climate change information widely across its website two years ago, citing new priorities under then-Administrator Scott Pruitt. The digital campaign to collect petition signatures, led by The Climate Reality Project, Daily Kos, 350.org, Climate Hawks Vote, and CREDO, culminated in an in-person rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC today.
The petition calls on EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to make good on the agency’s responsibility to protect human and environmental health by adding climate-related resources back to the EPA website.
“Censoring climate science language on the EPA website doesn’t make the climate crisis any less urgent – it simply makes it harder for citizens to find the information we need to act,” said Ken Berlin, president and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “Neglecting to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink constitutes a failure of the agency’s mandate. The American people deserve access to reliable resources about the climate crisis we face and the solutions already at hand.”
QUOTE FROM DAILY KOS
Speakers at today’s rally included:
- Jeremiah Lowery, chair, DC for Democracy
- Nathan Park, volunteer organizer, 350.org DC
- Wendy Fields, executive director, Democracy Initiative
ABOUT THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT
Founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is working to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leader activists, we are spreading the truth about the climate crisis and building popular support for clean energy solutions. For more information, visit www.climaterealityproject.org or follow us on Twitter at @ClimateReality.