Stop the Attacks on Our Environment and Health!

Reject federal rollbacks to clean water, clean air, and sound science

For over 45 years, the EPA has played an indispensable role in making our water safe to drink, our air clean to breathe, and our communities safe to live in. While the EPA continues to administer many critical programs, there is concurrent effort by EPA leadership to turn back the clock on policies to protect public health and the environment.

The EPA is rolling back both longstanding policies and recent rulemakings aimed at protecting our environment and health:

The Clean Water Rule was finalized by the EPA in 2015 to clear up confusion caused by Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006 about which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Rule was established to protect streams and wetlands—which support the drinking water for 117 million Americans—from being polluted or destroyed. The EPA is now working to rescind and replace the Clean Water Rule.
The Clean Power Plan was finalized by the EPA in 2015 to establish first-ever limits on carbon pollution from U.S. power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution in the country. The plan would slash carbon emissions by 32% by 2030 and provide multiple health benefits to millions of Americans. The EPA repealed the Clean Power Plan in 2017 and has offered no replacement.
The EPA recently proposed a new "censored-science policy" that would severely restrict the use of the best available science when crafting policies to protect our environment and public health. Under the guise of "transparency," the proposal would require the disclosure of raw data in studies used to develop EPA policies. Some of our most important scientific research uses private medical records that are confidential by law—meaning that these critical health studies would be ignored by the EPA in decision making. This would make it easier to weaken and repeal regulations that were crafted to address a variety of issues, from climate change to protecting children from lead in paint.
 

Our elected leaders need to hear that these attacks on our environment and health are unacceptable. Ask them to join the fight against these attacks! Email your two U.S. senators using the links below.

In New York State:

Email Senator Charles Schumer
Email Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
 

In Connecticut:

Email Senator Richard Blumenthal
Email Senator Chris Murphy
 

Feel free to cut and paste the following message in your email to your two U.S. senators:

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I am writing to express my strong opposition to rollbacks to federal policies that are necessary to protect public health and the environment. I urge you to oppose federal agency rulemakings, budget riders, or proposed legislation that roll back environmental and public health protections.

I support the Clean Water Rule, which the EPA finalized in 2015 to protect the drinking water for 117 million Americans. I oppose the EPA's recent efforts to rescind and replace the Clean Water Rule.

I support the Clean Power Plan, which the EPA finalized in 2015 to establish the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from U.S. power plants and represents the most significant step this nation has taken to fight climate change. I oppose the EPA's decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

I oppose the EPA's proposal to restrict the use of sound science in its decision making. Under the guise of "transparency," the proposal would require the disclosure of raw data in studies used to develop EPA policies. Some of our most important scientific research uses private medical records that are confidential by law—meaning that these critical health studies would be ignored by EPA in decision making. This would make it easier to weaken and repeal regulations that are intended to address a variety of issues, from fighting climate change to protecting children from lead in paint.

We must not let the EPA roll back policies to protect our drinking water, fight climate change, and use the best science available when crafting environmental health and public health policies. Thank you for your consideration, and please reply with your position on these important issues.
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Thank you for taking action. Together we make a difference!

Sincerely,

All of Us at CCE