Tell Trump - People NOT Polluters - No Rollbacks on EPA Regulations
Comments Due May 15th! Under the name of "regulatory reform" Trump is proposing to rollback the human health and environmental safeguards that are critical in protecting the water we all drink, the air we all breathe, and the food we all eat.
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Dear Administrator Pruitt,
I want to register my strong opposition to the Trump administration's dangerous and unpopular agenda to roll back our nation's environmental and community safeguards. Bedrock environmental laws like the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act have, for the past 40 years, been at the foundation of cleaning up our rivers and protecting our neighborhoods and communities.
Current regulations represent thousands and thousands of hours of public input and scientific analysis.
Before our current environmental regulations were passed, government agencies incorporated public input from numerous stakeholders including industry groups, conservation organizations, and local government. On one regulation alone, the Clean Water Rule, there were over 400 meetings held with stakeholders to get feedback.
On the Clean Power Plan rule, EPA held literally hundreds of stakeholder meetings and public hearings in multiple cities, over the course of three years, to get input and comments from diverse interests and opinions.
These regulations save lives.
The Clean Air Act prevents more than 160,000 premature deaths and 1.7 million asthma attacks each year. Environmental regulations are not only save lives, they are good for our economy. Since the majority of our environmental laws have been passed, the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) has risen by 207%. The Clean Water Act (CWA) alone is estimated to provide $11 billion in annual benefits.
EPA needs to abandon this rollback process and get back to doing its job. This means that EPA needs to provide real opportunities for input by all the agency's stakeholders - the public as well as the polluters.
We all have a moral obligation to protect our water, air, and land for future generations. Please take your responsibilities as EPA Administrator and as a father of two seriously and work to protect our resources for future generations.