The former US Vice President Al Gore, left, speaks with Prof. Dr. William J. Barber II in Greensboro, N. C.
GREENSBORO, N. C. – The Trump administration has some dangerous changes in the environmental policy, but the damage former Vice President Al Gore said so far, but less than it first appeared, in an interview Monday.
“He (President trump), has less impact on the environment so far, as I feared he would. Someone said in the last year of its government is a blend of viciousness and incompetence,” Gore said in an interview with The Associated Press in Greensboro. “I think you have made some mistakes in some of the steps that you have made. The courts of some of what she wanted to do.”
The Republican-controlled Congress appeared in the times, he said. “The US system has many inherent resilience,” Gore. “It is hard for a person, even the President, things change very quickly, if the majority of the American people don’t want you to change.”
Gore was speaking in North Carolina on Sunday and Monday in the name of the poor people’s campaign, which is the pain the name of “ecological devastation,” as one of the problems of poor people. Gore the peace-Nobel-prize 2007 for his campaign to protect the environment.
He wrote in 1992 the book from the climate, “earth in the Balance”, just before he became Vice-President. His work also includes the 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient truth”. Recently, he founded The climate Reality project .
Historians say that, in 1982, a campaign against a PCB landfill in North Carolina, the majority-helped black Warren County, the birth of the environmental justice movement, therefore, it is particularly advantageous that the Poor People’s Campaign has its roots in the state, Gore said. The campaign co-Chairman is the Rev. William Barber, the founder of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina and served as President of the state NAACP Chapter.
Municipalities with low income tend to suffer the brunt of the damage to the environment, because it is about the “economic and political weight necessary to make your case and to defend itself”, so, you have to be more said likely locations of these “pollution of the streams and garbage dumps,” Gore.
He said the current threats include the relaxation of regulations for landfill sites for coal ash, which contains toxic metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic.
The new acting Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, fast, simple rules for dealing with the toxic ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants. Coal ash is a particular issue in North Carolina, where a large leak from a Duke Energy site in the year 2014 on the left of the coal ash coating border 70 miles of the Dan River on the North Carolina-Virginia.