Anti-environment Republican Congressman to head new Environment and Economy Subcommittee

John Shimkus

Republican Congressman John Shimkus has been selected to head up the new Environment and Economy Subcommittee under the new Republican-majority House. Isn’t it always nice when someone completely unqualified, unabashedly and unethically opposed to a certain set of humanitarian principles is put in charge of the political, cultural and judicial future of said principles?

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Humanitarian operations that tread softly on the planet are better for the world

A new online resource center from the United Nations Environment Program will help boost efforts to reduce the environmental impact of humanitarian relief and recovery operations around the world. Making relief and recovery operations more environmentally-sound will ensure that both human welfare and the environment are protected and conserved in response to a disaster or conflict.

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