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ERG faculty and staff released the following statement May 31: “All of us at the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California, Berkeley, mourn the tragic loss of the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and the racism directed at Christian Cooper, to name just a few of the most recent examples. These are all cases of the abhorrent racial violence that still haunts our society. The violence we have seen over the past days illustrates many additional problems: the lack of any accountability or moral rudder from some public officials who we would normally expect to speak for the public good; and a systemic disregard for the basic rights of minority groups…”