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We need your help to prevent President Trump and Congressional leaders from decimating the EPA and rolling back critical environmental protections in the federal budget. Congress will return to Washington after the August recess to finish up the budget before the September 30 deadline. Now is the time to reach out to your representatives to demand a fully-funded EPA.

President Trump has proposed a 31% cut to the EPA and elimination of critical programs such as the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Long Island Sound restoration program. Due to public pressure, so far Congress has rejected many of the President's most egregious cuts. However, current funding bills working through Congress still contain unacceptable cuts and policy "riders" that roll back environmental protections.

The U.S. House has proposed to slash the EPA's already underfunded budget by $528 million. These cuts will impact programs to protect clean air and clean water, slash enforcement that holds polluters accountable, and reduce aid to state and local governments to fix aging and failing sewage infrastructure.

Spending bills working their way through Congress include many "riders," which are a backdoor way to sneak through unrelated policy changes that roll back environmental protections. One rider allows EPA to withdraw the Clean Water Rule without public input and review. The Clean Water Rule protects the source of drinking water for 117 million Americans!

Type in your address to find your representatives in the U.S. House and Senate and their phone numbers. Call them today, and let them know that we need a robust and fully-funded EPA!

Suggested script for your phone calls:

Hello, my name is, and I live at (provide your address).
I oppose any cuts to the EPA.
I oppose all budget riders that roll back environmental protections, including the rider to repeal the Clean Water Rule.
Thank you for your time and consideration.

Thank you for taking action. Together we make a difference!


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