Taking the Fight to Trump
As the smoke clears from Donald Trump's election, we're starting to see some villains from the past loom out of the dark clouds. George W. Bush's endangered species henchman, David Bernhardt, has been hired to oversee the transition of the Interior Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Perennial climate denier, Endangered Species Act critic and former Bush advisor Myron Ebell will run the EPA transition. And Stephen Bannon, a white supremacist whose Breitbart News published articles such as "Animals That Aren't Delicious or Useful Deserve to Be Extinct," was tapped as Trump's chief strategist.
The Center has successfully faced off with Bernhardt and Ebell in the courts before, stopping their agendas cold. We're bringing on more top-notch lawyers to do it again. The courts are the only pillar of government not controlled by Trump and his cronies -- the only thing standing between his extremist agenda and the most vulnerable members of our society, including endangered species. The Center's fierce lawyers will be there as we always have to defend our democracy and environment.
We're also taking to the streets. Stay tuned for an invitation to join our January cross-country, town-to-town rally in protest of Trump's vicious attack on the climate, clean water, endangered species, women, minorities, religious freedom and the LGBT community. Starting in Los Angeles, Oakland and Seattle, we'll cross the country, rallying supporters in towns large and small before we converge on Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, bringing our message to Trump's inauguration.