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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.

Sincerely,

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Nov 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2017 Juanita Montano
Nov 19, 2017 Robert Klang
Nov 19, 2017 Dominique Giloteaux
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Jim Sheridan
Nov 18, 2017 Brad Blackley
Nov 17, 2017 DIANE CORNWALL
Nov 16, 2017 Maria Simao
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Nov 14, 2017 Riitta Salokannel
Nov 13, 2017 Virgil Pauls
Nov 12, 2017 Denise Dunlap
Nov 12, 2017 CaSandra Alberty
Nov 12, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Nov 12, 2017 Veronica Cox
Nov 12, 2017 James Howarth We should at least keep the EPA measures in place that we have if not strengthen them....not weaken them. We are talking about an agency designed to protect our health and the environment. This should be seen as a priority not a detriment.
Nov 11, 2017 Nancy Daniel
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Nov 11, 2017 Carola Roy
Nov 11, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 11, 2017 Melissa Armstrong
Nov 9, 2017 Wendi Myers
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Nov 9, 2017 Mary Whitcomb
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Nov 6, 2017 Karen Peterson
Nov 6, 2017 Emma Lorenzo
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Nov 5, 2017 Brenda Goldman There is only one planet Earth. There are no do overs.
Nov 5, 2017 Robert Dea
Nov 5, 2017 Michelle Balazic
Nov 3, 2017 Karen Aiken
Nov 3, 2017 Zoltan Nagy
Nov 2, 2017 Angela Callis
Nov 2, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton
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Nov 2, 2017 Margaret Conti
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