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Protect the EPA from Trump's budget cuts!

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Donald Trump wants to gut the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget and decimate its staff -- killing 3,200 federal EPA jobs and countless jobs connected with the EPA at the state level. 

Budgets are reflections of values and priorities, and Trump's budget shows he is putting the profits of corporate polluters and Wall Street billionaires, before the health of our communities and the quality of air and drinking water. 

Trump’s budget would: cut funding to protect our most iconic bodies of water, like the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay to almost nothing; decimate the EPA's ability to monitor our air quality and limit exposure to deadly and toxic pollution, like sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide; eliminate the Energy Star program; end infrastructure assistance to Alaska Native villages and the Mexico boarder; shut down the office of environmental justice, despite communities of color being hit hardest by pollution, making a bad situation even worse.

These budget cuts hobble the EPA's ability to enforce the nation's laws and safeguards that protect the climate, our air, land and water, while making it easier for corporate polluters to boost their profits at the expense of our health, and the environments well-being.

Tell your members of Congress to #SaveTheEPA and defend our communities and the climate from Trump's toxic budget.

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Oppose Trump's cuts to the EPA's staff and budget
Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the EPA's budget and staff are a threat to the health and well-being of our 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. Congress please ensure that the EPA has the budget and staff needed to carry out its mission to protect our air, water, and communities.