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What about our kids’ environment?

The Trump administration is in the process of rolling back almost 80 environmental rules, many of which are aimed at fighting climate change. Everything from air pollution to drilling, infrastructure, water pollution and toxic substances and safety.

One of the most sad parts of this rollback is the effect it will have on children. Children can’t vote, they can’t drive, they have no say on any and all environmental impacts that befall them. This is something I’ve never understood … how anyone can overlook to what happens when their and our children have to breathe polluted air and drink toxic water because of insane choices made by uncaring politicians who are more concerned about the money in their pockets than the safety of millions of children.

We, as adults, are fully responsible for the environmental footprint we leave for ourselves and more importantly, our kids. It’s disturbing that this administration refuses to be an effective model for our children.

Joe Speranzi

Spokane


 

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