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Peter DeFazio for Congress

Earth Day 2017: March for Science!

This Earth Day, I’m planning on joining millions across the world at my local March for Science to celebrate the role that science plays in our lives and to renew our commitment to protecting our planet.

One good way to do that is to stand up for evidence-based science policy. All too often, some members of Congress choose to ignore the facts on climate change. Time and time again, I see my colleagues place their personal opinion (or those of their corporate sponsors) above the near-unanimous scientific consensus that climate change is real and caused by human activity. This is reckless and we must make it stop.

That’s why tomorrow, thousands of us will be taking to the streets to defend and celebrate science. Join me in Eugene or RSVP to a March for Science near you!

The Trump White House has elevated some of the most anti-science voices in our country to the top levels of our government, including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt.

Take my perennial opponent Art Robinson, for instance: over the years, he’s argued that carbon pollution was a positive thing and advocated that we burn more coal to increase carbon emissions. Robinson was actually recommended to serve as Donald Trump’s advisor on science. Now why would the President hire someone so fundamentally unqualified? Because Trump and Robinson share the same puppet-master, Wall Street billionaire Robert Mercer – a man whose whole gimmick is putting profits over people.

Here’s the good news: Together, we’re building a movement to take on these corrupt special interests and fight for the future of our planet. With your support, I’ll keep doing my part in Congress to get big money out of our politics and defend the science we need to conquer the challenges of tomorrow. Click here to join the global March for Science tomorrow!

Posted on April 21, 2017.