Statement of Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp on Recent Events in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas

July 8, 2016
Eric Pooley, 212-616-1329,

“Environmental Defense Fund rarely speaks out on issues not directly related to our work. But since our work is dedicated to building a world in which people and nature can thrive together, we cannot stay silent in the face of the injustice that is robbing so many Americans of the chance to thrive.

“We deplore the police killings of innocent black people in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and elsewhere, and the killings of law enforcement officers gunned down while protecting peaceful protesters in Dallas — in other words, while doing precisely what police officers are supposed to do. 

“We believe that black lives matter, and we join the urgent and rising call for justice. Too many African Americans are fearful — for their children, for their fathers, for themselves — when they leave their homes. And so we will seek solutions and we will work, in all of the communities around the world where we engage, to be the change we wish to see.”

          —  Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

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