Cutting the EPA budget by 31%, eliminating 25% of EPA’s workforce and zeroing out funding for more than 50 EPA programs will
ensure that the agency will not be able to fulfill its mission to protect human health and the environment for years, if not decades, to come.
John O’Grady, President, AFGE National Council of EPA Locals #238
Our families and communities deserve strong public health and environmental standards, not rollbacks that will handcuff
the agencies charged with protecting our clean air, clean water, and so much more.
Mary Anne Hitt, Director, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign
By drastically slashing the EPA’s budget, the Trump administration promises more exposure to toxins, more contaminated drinking water,
and more air pollution that will result in asthma attacks and heart and lung disease for millions of Americans.
Rhea Suh, President, NRDC
This dangerous proposal is a giant gift to polluters and a blow to the health and well-being of our children and communities across
the country. It is designed to do one thing: cripple the agency charged with protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink.
Trip Van Noppen, President, Earth Justice
If such cuts are realized, many more people will die prematurely and get sick unnecessarily due to air, water and waste pollution.
Bill Becker, Executive Director, National Association of Clean Air Agencies
This is an all-out assault on the health of our planet and the health and safety of the American people. Cleaning up our air
and protecting our waters are core American values. The ‘skinny budget’ threatens those values — and puts us all at risk.
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
The President’s budget would debilitate crucial programs that protect and restore wildlife habitat, ensure access to public lands,
promote outdoor recreation, and safeguard clean air and clean water.
Collin O’Mara, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation