Sunrise through the fog
The sun rises over the Salt Valley, Arches National Park, Utah.
Our national parks, considered one of America's best ideas ever, are under threat of destruction by the current administration and its allies in Congress and the energy sector who stand to profit by drilling, digging, and otherwise defacing some of our most pristine wilderness areas.
In a decade where renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy are creating jobs, decentralizing control of energy, and are poised to provide for the country's energy needs, the dying fossil fuel industry continues to try and preserve dirty sources of energy by pouring dirty money into the pockets of politicians. In return, the current Executive Branch and Legislature are working to dig for coal and drill for oil and dump the resulting pollutants into our water and air.
And Congress has just confirmed Scott Pruitt, an adversary of the Environmental Protection Agency as the agency's head.
We need less and less fossil fuels and we need to accelerate the development of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
We need to reduce the atmospheric pollutants from combustion of petroleum products that have been identified as a primary driver of climate change.
We need to improve the quality of the water we drink and the air we breathe.
We need to preserve wilderness areas, including our National Parks and National Forests.
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