Despite the fact that the federal government's own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration continue to push on expanding its use.
Wells Griffith refused to answer questions and ran from our camera team for about a quarter-mile, retreating to the U.S. delegation office.
“We need to change ourselves now, because tomorrow it might be too late.”
"The people will rise to the challenge. And since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.”
The Trump administration has been attacking the Clean Water Act and the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule since coming into power.
"When the people rise up, the powers come back. They tried to stop us but we keep coming back."
Environmentalists are hailing the decision as an important victory that will set an example for other countries.
"Our society's addiction to throwaway plastic is fueling a global environmental crisis that must be tackled at source."
The aggressive deployment of this NERA study suggests an escalation in the Koch-funded attack on the EV tax credit in the last few weeks of Republican control of both chambers of Congress.
"With extreme weather events becoming more frequent, there is even greater need for homes that are efficient, reliable and resilient."