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President Trump's proposed budget demands the EPA's funds be drastically cut. But the EPA's budget is already about as low as it can get — it accounts for just 0.22% of the federal budget. The proposed cuts are so outrageous that members of the President's own party are speaking out.

"There's not that much in the EPA [budget] for crying out loud," said Mike Simpson (R-ID), the chairman of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Committee. "EPA has been cut by over 20 percent in the last few years. The discretionary budget has been lowered pretty dramatically compared to how it was in 2009, and it's under what Paul Ryan thought it would be in his budget," explained Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK).

We need to keep stoking this opposition on both sides of the aisle — because too much is at risk. Tell your members of Congress to protect the EPA.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing today in strong opposition to President Trump's proposal to cut the EPA's budget. This crucial agency, tasked with ensuring all Americans have access to air that is safe to breathe and water that is clean to drink, is already operating with limited funds, as its budget has already been cut by over 20 percent in just the last few years.

Americans want a strong EPA. A Reuters/Ipsos opinion survey released in mid-January highlighted that more than 4 out of 5 Americans want EPA's authority preserved or strengthened under the Trump Administration. Yet the Administration's current proposal cuts the EPA by nearly one-third, taking aim at their ability to support brownfields industrial site cleanup (slashing that budget by 30%), state grants addressing the lead epidemic (cut by 30%), and funding to help native tribes combat pollution (also cut by 30%).

We simply cannot allow this to happen. States are heavily reliant on the EPA's expert analysis and support. Without that help, they will be handcuffed to protect citizens.

Please fight to protect the health and safety of your constituents. Oppose these senseless attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency. Our communities are counting on your leadership.


Petition Signatures

Aug 19, 2017 Penny Cooper
Aug 18, 2017 Arlene Benson
Aug 18, 2017 Linda Harris
Aug 18, 2017 Joyce Morgan
Aug 18, 2017 Jeff Kohlmann
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) We must have clean air and water to live. All living things, including humans, and that hopefully includes republicans in congress.
Aug 18, 2017 Milagros Prego
Aug 18, 2017 natalie nodzo
Aug 18, 2017 Janine Dalton
Aug 18, 2017 N Sayer
Aug 17, 2017 Donelle Young
Aug 17, 2017 Debbie Foster
Aug 17, 2017 Heidi Shuler
Aug 17, 2017 Mary Faron
Aug 17, 2017 Donna D Varcoe
Aug 17, 2017 Laura Harrison
Aug 17, 2017 Floyd Grant
Aug 17, 2017 genevieve Labail
Aug 17, 2017 Lee Quijano
Aug 16, 2017 Michaele Flynn
Aug 16, 2017 Liz D.
Aug 16, 2017 Margaret Wiley
Aug 16, 2017 Bri Knickerbocker
Aug 16, 2017 Rita Waine
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Hansen
Aug 16, 2017 Paula Gangemi
Aug 16, 2017 Ann Waldrop
Aug 16, 2017 Patti Mckinley
Aug 16, 2017 Anke Pearson
Aug 16, 2017 Linda Gray
Aug 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2017 Mary Ham
Aug 16, 2017 Jean Poole Don't cancel the future
Aug 16, 2017 Tracey Dellinger
Aug 16, 2017 Carol Robbie
Aug 16, 2017 Shirley Sutter This is not who we are. This is not what we do. Keep the EPA funding and protections.
Aug 16, 2017 Linda North Our environment deserves protection.
Aug 15, 2017 Jewell Batway
Aug 15, 2017 silke kleinhenz
Aug 15, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Aug 15, 2017 Cathy Chapman Do not approve ANY budget that attacks the EPA. We need clean water, and clean air ! We need people who are willing to go to bat to protect our Earth and protect our environment ! protect the EPA that protects us !
Aug 15, 2017 Janice Zdzieblowski
Aug 15, 2017 Mary Fleming
Aug 15, 2017 Julie Taylor There is only one Earth, we must take care!
Aug 15, 2017 Andrew Serrin
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2017 Nola Whirlow
Aug 15, 2017 Monica Good

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