The EPA has opened a public comment period to hear directly from the American people on Trump's plan to slash regulations. Make your voice heard today!
Under the guidance of Trump and Pruitt, the EPA is now evaluating which existing regulations should be "repealed, replaced, or modified." It's no secret: the Trump administration is moving fast to rig the system for polluters, under the guise of so-called "regulatory reform."
We know this means a dismantling of the regulations that address climate change, including rolling back the Clean Power Plan and reconsidering rules on greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas industry.
At this point, EPA leadership is not even trying to hide the fact that they are on the side of industry over the American people. On Friday, at least nine members of a key scientific review board at the agency were dismissed, and these scientists are expected to be replaced with representatives from the polluting industries that the EPA is tasked with regulating. This news came just a week after the EPA website on climate science was taken down after 20 years, and after an EPA senior policy advisor assured the coal industry that the EPA is working for them.
President Trump's EPA is evaluating which existing regulations should be “repealed, replaced, or modified.” It’s no secret: the Trump administration is moving fast to rig the system for polluters, under the guise of so-called “regulatory reform.”
We know this means a dismantling of the regulations that address climate change, including rolling back the Clean Power Plan and reconsidering rules on greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas industry. Tell the EPA that Trump’s regulatory reform is a giveaway to corporate polluters and will be perilous for our health and environment.
Here are some tips when crafting your comment:
Explain why environmental protections and climate solutions matter to you and how they affect your health and safety, your quality of life, your economic well-being, your community, etc.
State that EPA regulations are based on sound science and protect humans and the environment by keeping our air, water, and environment safe, while addressing climate change. Rolling back these regulations could cause disastrous consequences.
Scott Pruitt should keep his promise to the American people that he made to fulfill the agency's mission to protect "human health and the environment." It's time for him to step up and keep that promise.
The EPA will be accepting public comments through May 15.