Editor, Daily Nexus,
As I was reading “Lawsuit Against Clean Air Act Looks to Block New Changes” in the Oct. 28 issue of the Daily Nexus, I was surprised to discover a few interesting facts missing.
California was not mentioned as a partner with the 12 other states and several cities in the greenhouse gas suit against the Environmental Protection Agency. Also unmentioned was that over a dozen environmental groups have also joined in the suit, one of which is the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), which represents all of the state PIRGs including our own CALPIRG.
We are living in a remarkable world right now, when the very agency that was originally designed to protect our environment must be legally attacked to assure what it has claimed to protect is safe from the special interests that control the governing body of the Environmental Protection Agency. However, it is encouraging to know that not everyone is prepared to look on as our environment degrades and our health is threatened.
Over two dozen states and environmental groups have stepped up and are taking a stand, letting the special interests know we as a people are more important than money.
It is also encouraging to know that we as students are able to play a role in this process. It is far too often that our voices are underrepresented on the national level. I am pleased to see that this is not one of those cases.