The global climate crisis rests squarely with us and, in no small degree, depends on the outcome of the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections.
This is an effort to undermine the Obama administration's credibility and to sabotage COP 21's potential for success in Paris.
All eyes will be on Paris when the City of Lights shines upon a hugely significant, potentially historic event - the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 21.
"The fight to save the environment is being transformed into a fight for environmental justice."
The EPA released its final rule on the regulation of power plants in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2030.
The environment is no longer a niche topic backed by a passionate minority, Achim Steiner said, but is clearly linked to economic and societal issues.
Your water, air, food, products - you live in one state. But you rely on many; you can't get by without the resources and people of every part in this union.