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Trevor Hancock: Stop using taxpayers' money to fund pollution

In May, The World Health Organization released its “Manifesto for a healthy and green COVID-19 recovery.” It is in many ways an astonishing document, because it speaks briefly and plainly to the many global problems we face and how we need to respond. But perhaps the most astonishing and heartening part is the last of its six-point prescription: “Stop using taxpayers’ money to fund pollution,” by which is meant “subsidizing the fossil fuels that are driving climate change and causing air pollution.”

September 6, 2020

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