Statement on the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court – EDF President Fred Krupp

March 16, 2016
Contact: 
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org

“We congratulate Judge Merrick Garland on his nomination. As EDF works to achieve lasting solutions to the world’s most serious environmental problems, we cannot ignore the critical role of the Supreme Court. The Court has made, and will continue to make, decisions that have an enormous impact on the protection of human health and the environment under our nation’s laws —particularly on issues of climate change and clean air. So it is vitally important that Justices respect the rule of law and faithfully carry out these safeguards to ensure clean air, a safe climate and clean water for all Americans, as the Court has in repeatedly affirming EPA’s responsibility to protect human health and the environment from climate pollution under the Clean Air Act.”    

               - Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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