The Supreme Court’s decision on the EPA is devastating. Jews must hold that grief as we forge ahead

The Forward

There are almost no words to describe the devastation the Supreme Court has wreaked in the past week. I find hope in how members of the Jewish community have rallied in response to rulings like Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which takes away the constitutional right of bodily autonomy for all, and impedes our religious freedom.

And today, the Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. EPA takes aim at the Clean Air Act — the landmark environmental law signed by President Richard Nixon in 1970, as Americans were waking up to the harmful impacts of pollution on public health and the environment. The Clean Air Act saves over 200,000 lives per year by regulating the pollution that causes asthma, bronchitis, heart disease and cancer.