ActionAid reaction to Trump's Executive Orders targeting Environmental Protection Agency and climate change policies

Brandon Wu, Director of Policy and Campaigns ActionAid USA, said:

“Yet again, Trump has shown a complete disregard for the health and well-being of vulnerable people by gutting U.S. climate action and flat out denying the damage caused by climate change here and overseas. 

“Millions of people are already forced to face rising sea levels, deadly storms and devastating drought – the result of a climate crisis they didn’t cause. The U.S. stepping back from its obligations to cut greenhouse gas emissions will directly lead to the loss of lives and livelihoods at home and abroad. Once again, the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people will be hardest hit as Trump abandons international commitments and denies their right to a safe and clean world.

“Luckily, rolling back climate action will not be as easy as Trump hopes. The Trump administration’s ongoing assaults on climate, the environment, and vulnerable communities face many legal and economic barriers. More importantly, unprecedented mass movements are mobilizing here in the U.S. to resist the authoritarian, morally bankrupt Trump agenda. These movements, led by frontline communities, are showing us the way forward to urgent climate action and a more just world.”

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