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    September 28, 2020 | 8:55 AM

    Statement from Ken Berlin, President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project, on Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination to The Supreme Court

    “The duty of the Supreme Court is to faithfully and fairly uphold the laws of our nation, free from political or ideological influence. Thus far, the nomination process for a new Justice has been anything but apolitical, and Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s long-running ties to the oil and gas industry and prior record on issues relevant to environment protections make her a concerning choice for a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court.

    “The functioning of our democracy hinges on ensuring the court remains fair, unbiased, and uncompromised, especially in its judgments on critical climate legislation and its ability to uphold the authority of agencies like the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant. The Climate Reality Project – and millions of people around the country – believe we cannot uphold the Constitution’s most sacred promises without bold, ambitious climate action that meets the urgency of this crisis.”