Defunding the EPA

Have you chosen a political issue on which you have decided to focus?  There is plenty to do.  Consider this.

The new presidential administration plans to cut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget by $800 million.  Ken Kimmel, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists has stated that “the inevitable consequence of budget cuts of that magnitude would be a reversal of about the last 50 years of improvements in air quality, improvements in water quality and greater safety from chemicals that cause disease in people”.  Read the full story.

The George Washington Bridge in heavy smog, photographed during the early 1970s before many of today’s clean air protections were put in place. (Photo from the US National Archives/Flickr).

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