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10:15 am : The Trump Administration: An Environmental Nightmare
April 30 @ 10:15 AM - 12:30 PMFree
The Sholem Community is honored to present
The Trump Administration: An Environmental Nightmare
with David Pettit, Senior Attorney,
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Trump Administration is taking steps to dismantle the legal framework for the environmental protections that all of us have taken for granted for decades. Air quality, water quality, endangered species, toxics, pesticides, marine mammals, offshore oil drilling and environmental justice are in the crosshairs. David Pettit will discuss the latest developments and what we can do to resist.
Since joining NRDC in 2007, David has focused on curbing pollution in California by litigating against industries, campaigning for clean forms of energy, and promoting green development in urban areas. He has litigated environmental cases in trial and appellate courts at both the state and the federal level, including a number that have changed the way governments regulate air pollution, groundwater pollution, and habitat preservation.
Previously he served as deputy city attorney for the City of Santa Monica and Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts, and has authored numerous articles on land use, and environmental and civil rights. When he’s not trying cases, David plays rhythm and bass guitar in the Los Angeles Community Klezmer Band. David and Lynn’s children Natasha and Emma are proud graduates of the Sholem Community.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is a nonprofit international environmental advocacy organization with 2.4 million members, 500 lawyers, scientists and policy makers. The NRDC has programs and offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, the Midwest and in China. nrdc.org
This free talk is part of the monthly Politics & Culture series presented by the Sholem Community and Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring. Also at event, a representative of Citizens Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan grassroots group working to control climate change through Carbon Fee & Dividend legislation, intended to price carbon at the point of extraction and return a dividend to all American households.