Kennedy, one of the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most prominent environmentalists (as well as one of the most outspoken critics of the president), didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hold back this week. Speaking at Virginia Tech University, the Pace Law professor accused the current administration of Ã¢â‚¬Å“rolling back environmental regulations, dropping lawsuits, and naming lobbyists for oil, timber and utility companies to head federal organizations designed to curb environmental abuse,Ã¢â‚¬? according to The Roanoke Times.
He also lambasted the press as “negligent and indolent ” for allowing debate to go on over whether global warming is a reality. And Republicans: “Eighty percent of Republicans are just Democrats who don’t know what’s going on,” the paper quoted him as saying.
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