“The NAACP Florida State Conference is outraged at the Trump Administration decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. However, we stand staunchly committed to being all in for environmental equity and justice for all Floridians.
Being at ground zero for climate change impacts, Florida finds itself in the crosshairs of a multitude of environmental and climate injustices. We will continue to take action to address these threats to our communities across the state, from the BP oil spill still devastating northwest Florida, to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s pending decision allowing for an exploratory well at a landfill in Jackson County impacting our aquifer resulting in damages to the community’s drinking water, to extreme drought harming Lake Okeechobee and our waterways in south Florida impacting our ecosystem, local farmers and nearby communities.
The Trump Administration may be out of the Paris Agreement but the NAACP Florida State Conference commits to strong action on environmental injustice all across the state of Florida. I look forward to linking arms with partners to rollout our strategic plan on environmental justice at our public meeting next week in Orlando,” says Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. For more information on the NAACP Florida State Conference, please visit www.FLNAACP.com or email info@FLNAACP.com.