April 22 marked the passing of another Earth Day, with a weekend-long festival at Fair Park, and celebrations around the world. Our awareness about the importance of protecting the environment seems to be increasing. Yet the actions by state and national politicians seem to be going in the opposite direction.
This should be a no-brainer. Our climate is changing; the past three years were the hottest on record. The connection between environmental damage and global warming has been proven by decades of research by scientists. Yet the legislation we’re seeing from Austin and Washington, D.C. has us backtracking on regulations to protect the environment.
We need to step up, both in our personal habits and in our rejection of legislation that’s bad for the planet. It’s why we need to speak up for Mother Earth.
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