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Protect our kids from Trump’s EPA budget cuts!

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Donald Trump wants to gut the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget, which would give polluters a free pass to poison our air, water, climate and communities.  Those most at risk from pollution -- our kids, communities of color, the ill, the elderly --  would suffer the most. On the chopping block are dozens of programs that ​protect our climate, safeguard our air and water​, and clean up toxic pollution​.​ ​

Parents and families across the political spectrum need the EPA preserved and strengthened, not shredded as Trump has proposed. The good news is that while Trump proposes a budget, it's Congress who sets it. But they’ll be under pressure from polluters to cave to Trump’s plans. Let’s fight for the strong EPA we need to keep our kids healthy and safe. 

Sign the petition to tell your representatives in Congress to #SavetheEPA and defend our kids, communities and climate from Trump's toxic budget.

Trump’s EPA budget would cut the agency by nearly a third and would: 

  • Cut climate & clean energy programs
  • Decimate the EPA's ability to monitor our air quality and limit exposure to deadly and toxic pollution, like sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, leading to more asthma attacks, respiratory disease and other health problems. 
  • Eliminate programs focused on limiting children’s exposure to lead-based paint
  • Eliminate the Energy Star program
  • Undermine the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts
  • Shut down the office of environmental justice, despite communities of color being hit hardest by pollution.
  • These proposed budget cuts hobble the EPA's ability to enforce the nation's laws and safeguards that protect our families, climate, air, land and water, while making it easier for corporate polluters to boost their profits at the expense of our children’s health.

Let’s fight for the strong EPA we need to keep our kids healthy and safe. Please sign the petition!

 

 

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Oppose Trump's dangerous cuts to the EPA budget
Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the EPA's budget and staff are a threat to the health and well-being of our kids, communities and the environment. For 45 years, the EPA has protected Americans from the dangers of pollution – enforcing common sense safeguards like the Clean Air and Water Acts and protecting us from mercury, arsenic and soot from power plant smokestacks, acid rain, sulfur dioxides, radon and pesticides that threaten food and water. Backsliding to the days when smog filled our cities, our rivers burned from pollution, and we drank contaminated water should not be an option -- we cannot afford to put lives at risk, especially just to boost polluter profits. Slashing the EPA's budget and decimating its ability to enforce our laws and rules will come with casualties. Rates of asthma attacks and heart attacks will spike, premature deaths related to pollution will increase, and climate change will accelerate. Those most at risk from pollution -- our kids, the ill, the elderly --  would suffer the most. Congress please ensure that the EPA has the budget and staff needed to carry out its mission to protect our air, water, kids, climate and communities.


Rep. Diana L. DeGette
US Representative (CO01)
Phone: (202) 225-4431

Sen. Michael F. Bennet
US Senator (CO)
Phone: (202) 224-5852

Sen. Cory S. Gardner
US Senator (CO)
Phone: (202) 224-5941

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