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06
Aug

Tell Senators to Oppose Supreme Court Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

(Beyond Pesticides, August 6, 2018)  Say “No” to Trump’s Supreme Court Pick. President Donald Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, would be disastrous for workers, public health, and our environment. Judge Kavanaugh’s record shows he consistently puts the interests of big business and polluters over those of public health and the environment.

Tell your Senators to vote NO on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

As a circuit court judge, Kavanaugh gutted requirements for endangered species recovery and overturned efforts to protect critical habitat. He has opposed workers’ rights. He has consistently tried to undermine EPA safeguards to protect clean air and our climate. His decisions wrongfully delayed rules to protect the air we breathe — rules that the EPA estimated would prevent thousands of premature deaths.

The Center for Biological Diversity says, “It’s not an exaggeration to state that Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy will kill Americans and cause wildlife extinctions.” In short, if Kavanaugh is confirmed, special interests will be in the driver’s seat as the court strips away 40 years of environmental progress.

Tell your Senators to vote NO on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Letter:

President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, would be disastrous for workers, public health, and our environment. I urge you to vote against his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions have consistently put the priorities of polluters, special interests, and corporations ahead of the health of ordinary Americans and our environment.

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is not popular among the U.S. public. Three polls taken in the days after President Trump’s announcement show him to be “one of the most unpopular Supreme Court nominees in recent history.” The polls, conducted by Fox News, Gallup, and the Pew Research Center, show that Kavanaugh has a “net confirmation” rating lower than any nominee in recent history, with the notable exceptions of Harriet Miers and Robert Bork — neither of whom went on to be confirmed.

The policies Brett Kavanaugh champions are even less popular. There is no vast constituency for his views. The prospect of a transformed Supreme Court makes the stakes and the profile of this confirmation vote inherently much higher than those of others in recent memory. The American people deserve a nominee who is much less radical in his views.

 As a circuit court judge, he gutted the requirements for recovery planning for endangered species and overturned efforts to protect critical habitat. He has consistently tried to undermine EPA safeguards to protect clean air and our climate. He has opposed workers’ rights.

 Brett Kavanaugh is a radical — and one who is likely to wield extraordinary power to codify into law priorities that would be considered unrealistic and extreme by the majority of Americans. He poses a clear and present danger to the values I hold dear. Voting for him would be the wrong decision for our country.

 I urge you to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 Sincerely,

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