Sadly, this 50th anniversary of Earth Day comes in the midst of a pandemic. To all those on the front lines, thank you.
To those with time, please consider that post-World War II prosperity came with increasing costs, from oil spills and mining disasters to the Cuyahoga River catching fire in 1969. Millions of people around the world demanded, and we got, clean air and water protections.
Now, clean air and water safeguards are being rolled back, including oil and gas industry methane regulations. Methane is a super greenhouse gas with 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide. This is catastrophic for our climate, economy, safety and health.