Las Vegas Sun

July 21, 2019

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Letter to the editor:

Tell Heller to say no to nominee

Justice Anthony Kennedy has been a crucial swing vote who has decided a number of influential cases, especially for the environment. With Kennedy’s retirement, President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate can fundamentally alter the nation’s top court.

Should Trump succeed in appointing Brett Kavanaugh, it would jeopardize the future of our environment. While he was a DC Circuit Judge, Kavanaugh overhauled key aspects of fundamental legislation like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, while also weakening the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to fight climate change going forward.

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., must vote against Kavanaugh, and he needs to hear from all of us.