The crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.

— Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist No. 1 (1787)

 

Environmentalist No. 1

A Scientific Defense of the Environment and Health

Joseph G. Allen, Ari Bernstein, Tracey J. Woodruff

"We put you upon your guard against all attempts, from whatever quarter, to influence your decision in a matter of the utmost moment to our collective welfare, by any impressions other than those which may result from the evidence of truth." — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist No. 1 (1787)

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Environmentalist No. 2

The Trump Administration and the Environment - Heed the Science

Jonathan M. Samet, Thomas A. Burke, Bernard D. Goldstein

“Throughout the history of U.S. environmental protection, unforeseen challenges have had to be addressed with the best available science. We are certain that unforeseen challenges will continue to arise and that we therefore need a vibrant environmental health science enterprise.”

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Environmentalist No. 3

Preventive Medicine for the Planet and Its Peoples

David J. Hunter, Howard Frumkin, Ashish Jha

"Health is the human face of climate change."

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Environmentalist No. 4

Don't Rollback the Vehicle Fuel Standards

Jody Freeman

"Weakening these standards would be a mistake for consumers, the environment and the auto industry itself."

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Environmentalist No. 5

The Devastating Consequences of Weakening the EPA

Gina McCarthy

"During President Barack Obama’s second term, I headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The core mission at EPA always has been — and always will be — protecting public health."

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Environmentalist No. 6

We Can't Delay Action on Environmental Public Health

Anna Young, Augusta Williams, Jasamina McBride

Signed by 118 students from 23 universities

"Political leaders have long invoked the grandchildren of tomorrow when speaking of the need to protect the environment. We are those grandchildren, and we are here now."

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Environmentalist No. 7

Use Science to Keep Kids Healthy

Jennifer Lowry

"Washington's aversion to science-based policy is costing children their health."

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Environmentalist No. 8

Forging A Connection Between Health Care And Infrastructure

Linda P. Fried

"With better drinking water, less pollution, and more alternative transportation routes, we are preventing disease through the right infrastructure–a wise investment with a high return for all of us. It’s time to develop and advance that vision."

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Environmentalist No. 9

The Womb Is No Protection From Toxic Chemicals

Frederica Perera

"Until a few decades ago, the popular but falsely reassuring belief was that babies in the womb were perfectly protected by the placenta and that children were just “little adults,” requiring no special protections from environmental threats. We now know that a host of chemicals, pollutants and viruses readily travel across the placenta from mother to fetus, pre-polluting or pre-infecting a baby even before birth."

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Environmentalist No. 10

The Dishonest HONEST Act

David Michaels, Thomas Burke

"The Trump administration aims to eliminate many regulations and make it more difficult to adopt new ones. More subtle and dangerous are attempts in Congress to undermine public health and environmental protections by limiting the use of scientific evidence under the guise of increased transparency. This effort, which as envisioned by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leadership would greatly reduce the amount of science used in decision-making, undermines the credibility and application of scientific evidence, weakens the scientific enterprise, and imperils public and environmental health."

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Environmentalist No. 11

Measuring The Health Of The Climate By How Sick We Aren't

Jonathan Levy, Madeleine K. Scammell, Wendy Heiger-Bernays

"When a disease is cured, we marvel at the wonders of modern medicine. But when was the last time we looked at a loved one who was healthy and marveled at all of the things that prevented them from becoming sick in the first place?"

 

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