EPA Employees Vow to ‘Stand up! Fight back!’ Against New Administration, Budget Cuts

 

EPA Employees Vow to ‘Stand up! Fight back!’ Against New Administration, Budget Cuts

Eric Katz

Nestled between their agency’s headquarters and their president’s luxury hotel, Environmental Protection Agency employees gathered on Wednesday to protest the new administration and boo their new administrator.

“Stand up! Fight back!” hundreds of EPA employees and other environmental advocates chanted as temperatures dipped well below freezing in downtown Washington, D.C.

“Mother Earth to [EPA Administrator Scott] Pruitt: ‘Where did I go wrong?” read one sign; “EPA doesn’t allow corporations to crap in your water,” proclaimed another. A simpler sign got right to the point: “No EPA cuts.”

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