Greenpeace Responds to Brazilian Minister of Environment Visit to the US
by Katie Nelson
September 19, 2019
Washington, DC, September 19, 2019 – In response to Brazilian Environmental Minister Ricardo Salles’s visit to the United States, Daniel Brindis, Forests Campaign Director, Greenpeace USA, said:
“Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Environmental Minister Ricardo Salles have been inspired by Trump’s weaponizing Environmental Agencies to hide and enable environmental destruction and exacerbate the climate emergency. The two governments are establishing a dangerous ‘axis of climate denial’ that will cook the planet.
“Instead of working on real solutions for protecting the amazon and honoring the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Minister Ricardo Salles is on a PR mission to hide the crisis in the Amazon from the international media, public officials, and business executives.
Collaborating with Bolsonaro – whose agenda features environmental destruction, promotion of hate, and attacks on democracy – is a new low, even for the US Chamber of Commerce and US EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.”
Reykia Fick, Global Communications Lead – Forests, Greenpeace Canada, Ottawa +1-819-918-0470 (EDT), [email protected]
Crystal Mojica, Greenpeace USA, +1 646-530-1581, [email protected]