“Not a day or night goes by that this tragedy doesn’t weigh on my mind — the questions I should have asked, the answers I should have demanded” — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, testifying at a congressional hearing on the Flint water-contamination crisis.
“In 19 years of working in environmental control I’ve never seen so much disorganization as I’m seeing now” — Rossandra Oliveira, who last spring stopped receiving government shipments of insecticides critical to her job managing mosquito control at the epicenter of Brazil’s Zika virus outbreak.
“I saw Boehner last night and I told him to knock it off” — House Speaker Paul Ryan after his predecessor, John Boehner, fueled speculation that Ryan might emerge as the Republican nominee from a contested convention.
“This decision means that in 30 or 40 years, after the last of SeaWorld’s orcas have passed away, future generations of American children will no longer be able to see and experience the awe-inspiring physicality and intelligence of these apex predators up close and be inspired to help conserve them in the wild.” — Kathleen Dezio, president and CEO of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.