Letters Opposing Cuts to the EPA Budget
December, 2017 – As Congress considered the Trump Administration’s proposal to slash funding for the EPA (and environmental justice programs and grants in particular), member organizations of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance issued a series of letters urging Congress to reject Trump’s reckless budget.
The letters, sent from communities of color or low-income areas dealing with health and economic problems related to industrial pollution, describe how EPA programs have made a positive impact in their communities—both economically and environmentally. They also call on Congress to maintain EPA funding and programs which have been instrumental in improving people’s lives in their neighborhoods.
Read the letters here:
- National: Letter from the Environmental Justice Health Alliance Opposing EPA Budget Cuts
- Albuquerque, NM: Letter from Los Jardines Institute Opposing EPA Budget Cuts
- Wilmington, DE: Letter from Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice Opposing EPA Budget Cuts
- Charleston, WV: Letter from People Concerned About Chemical Safety Opposing EPA Budget Cuts
- Louisville, KY: Letter from Rubbertown Emergency ACTion Opposing EPA Budget Cuts