The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is under attack. Congress is threatening to roll back important EPA protections for clean air and water — with some members seeking to eliminate the Agency altogether — while the administration is restricting the release of Agency data, freezing hiring and grants, working to eliminate rules that protect public health and the environment, and calling for substantial cuts to EPA's budget.
It's well known that the EPA is responsible for making sure our water is clean and our air is clear, but there are also many cases in which EPA programs have saved species from extinction and made habitat cleaner for the animals we love.
You can help protect the EPA and environmental safeguards. Tell your U.S. representative and senators to protect the EPA's programs, funding and scientific integrity. Dismantling the Agency's critical conservation measures would harm people and wildlife for many years to come.
Please defend the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Dear [Senators, Representative],
EPA plays a critical role in protecting our nation's natural heritage, including our iconic wildlife, clean air and safe waterways. Thanks to EPA actions, once-imperiled species like bald eagles have recovered, people and animals are protected from lead and mercury poisoning, and habitats are better safeguarded against acid raid impacts.
Given this important and ongoing progress, I am alarmed that EPA's policies, funds and very existence are under attack in Congress, while the Agency's scientific integrity and transparency face serious, ongoing threats — including leadership by a fossil fuel industry ally who has questioned the impact of human activity on climate change and advocated for "very aggressive" rollbacks of critical EPA regulations.
As your constituent, I urge you to protect the EPA's programs, funding and scientific integrity. Dismantling the Agency's critical conservation measures would harm people and wildlife now and for many years to come.