(TRENTON) – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chair Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic) on Tuesday condemned the executive orders signed by President Trump to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines, which pose a serious threat to the environment.
“President Trump has sided with the oil industry at the expense of the people he was elected to serve.
“These pipelines pose a tremendous risk to our already fragile environment.
“Ignoring climate scientists and experts does not make this any less of a reality.
“By siding with corporate America against the best interest of the American people, the Trump administration is confirming our worst fears. The freeze on grants and contracts and the media blackout imposed by the President at the Environmental Protection Agency show just how dangerous a path he’s taking.
“I will continue to fight against policies that threaten our very existence, and urge all concerned citizens to do the same. If we are serious about leaving a better world for future generations, we have to stop taking actions that threaten it. This is the only home we have, and it is more painfully obvious than ever, that the responsibility for its care and preservation is entirely on us.”