Tues 4/7: Our “shock therapy” sessions started on Jan 20, 2017. Maybe Trump and the EPA think we won’t notice a few more dead people.

Quote from Naomi Klein’s great article here, which includes a description of VP Pence’s toxic role in the conservative-led catasphophe that was the rebuilding of New Orleans.

Action   – Ask our Environmental Protection Agency to freeze all protection rollback processes until the pandemic is officially over, starting from Jan.31.

Shock Doctrine at work – using a pandemic to hide a rollback of protections, and more deaths: Since Trump took over on Jan. 20, 2017, air pollution, and air pollution-related deaths have been rising, with 9,700 more deaths in 2018 than it were in 2016, according to a new paper by economists at Carnegie Mellon. At the bidding of polluting corporations, the administration has rolled back 58 environmental protections, including 16 specifically addressing air pollution and 10 related to drilling and extraction. Now we have a pandemic, with thousands of deaths to hide the damage that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has been wreaking on Americans’ health since Trump’s election, including the long-term health effects of environmental racism. Continue reading “Tues 4/7: Our “shock therapy” sessions started on Jan 20, 2017. Maybe Trump and the EPA think we won’t notice a few more dead people.”