Earlier this week, the Sierra Club and allies at Western Environmental Law Center, Powder River Basin Resource Council, WildEarth Guardians, and NRDC challenged two Bureau of Land Management decisions that may well chart the course for the energy future of the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming. As written, the plans for BLM’s Buffalo and Miles City field offices are undoubtedly good for the coal industry, but they are bad for the climate, bad for wildlife and public lands, and bad for American people.
On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released his Encyclical, which addressed the ever-increasing issue our world has to face -- climate change. And in Georgia last week, in front of a small church called St. Timothy’s, we embodied Pope Francis’ ideal.
Perhaps the most effective theater for influencing public opinion on environmental health is the medical community. Championing the dangerous health issues of climate change for physicians nationwide, Dr. Donald Arnold has called air pollution an “imminent threat” to the health of children, and encourages other medical professionals to publicize the effects of environmental issues on health.