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

“Beat the Heat” Rally Hosted by AFGE Local 3631, the Clean Air Council, PennEnvironment and PennFuture
August 28, 2018
All over the world, people have been experiencing record high heat waves that threaten our most vulnerable communities. And it’s only going to get hotter unless we get climate change under control. But instead of listening to people feeling the heat, the Trump Administration continues to undermine our progress on climate change.

Joint Letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler
August 17, 2018
On August 15, AFGE 704 joined leaders from dozens of organizations in co-signing a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler urging him to withdraw former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule.

AFGE National 238 And AFGE Local 3631 Among Those Participating in #REDFORFEDS Day on July 25 To Protest ‘Democracy Busting’ Executive Orders
July 23, 2018
Two months ago, President Trump signed three executive orders. The first two chip away at due process and collective bargaining rights for federal employees, and the third impedes employee representation at the job site.

AFGE Council 238 Responds To Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s July 11 Speech
July 11, 2018
In response to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s speech to EPA employees today, Denise D. Morrison, Acting President, AFGE National Council of EPA Locals #238 issued this statement:

Save the U.S. EPA Campaign Responds To Scott Pruitt’s Overdue Departure
July 6, 2018
The following is a statement by Denise D. Morrison, Acting President of AFGE National Council of EPA Locals #238 concerning EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s departure from the Trump Administration on Thursday

Statement From AFGE 238 President John J. O’Grady On The U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus V. AFSCME Decision
June 26, 2018
Today, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the rich and against the middle class. Finally, the Republicans and the rich have succeeded in dealing perhaps a death-blow to Unions by first stacking the High Court with like-minded capitalists, and now benefiting from a decision that leaves workers with the “right to work for less” and “right to be an at-will employee.”

SUSEPA Facebook Live and Twitter Media Advisory
June 13, 2018
Reporter briefing on AFGE’s recent lawsuit against President Trump’s executive orders that limit unions and federal workers’ rights and their impact on the EPA; Administrator Scott Pruitt’s ethical scandals; and the Save the U.S. EPA and BootPruitt campaigns (followed by Q&A).

Save the U.S. EPA Joins #BootPruitt Coalition to Demand That U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resign Or Be Fired
April 10, 2018
Save the U.S. EPA, a national campaign being conducted by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Council of EPA Locals #238, has joined the #BootPruitt coalition of 15 organizations calling for U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign or be fired, it was announced this week.

Administrator Scott Pruitt To Further Restrict Science At the U.S. EPA: Response From AFGE Council #238 President, John O’Grady
March 19, 2018
According to E&E News, “in a closed-door meeting at the Heritage Foundation on March 12, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told a group of conservatives that he has plans for additional science reform at the agency.” In response, John J. O’Grady, president of AFGE National Council #238 and chief spokesperson for Save the U.S. EPA, issued this response.

Representatives From AFGE Council #238 Urge Congress To Fully Fund and Staff the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency During AFGE’s National Legislative Conference
February 12, 2018
Hundreds of members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest federal employee union representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas, are in Washington, D.C. from February 12-15 for AFGE’s annual Legislative Conference. Gives Americans a Voice to Speak Out Against Cuts to the EPA and Environmental Programs
December 5, 2017
With the December 8 funding deadline quickly approaching, the Center for American Progress, AFGE National Council of EPA Locals #238, Environmental Defense Fund, Moms Clean Air Force, Indiana Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Council of Maine, and Dakota Resources Council today launched, a new website and initiative to highlight and collect testimonies from Americans who depend on environmental and public health programs to keep their families safe.

45th Anniversary Of The Clean Water Act Reminds Ohioans That Clean Rivers and Lakes Cannot Be Taken For Granted
October 20, 2017
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 704, as a part of the Save the U.S. EPA Campaign, hosted a press conference today at Merwin’s Wharf on the banks of the Cuyahoga River to bring attention to the 45th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act and to heed a warning that federal budget and staff cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will affect the lives of more than 11 million Ohioans and billions of Americans nationwide.

Save the U.S. EPA Cleveland Rally
October 18, 2017
In part as a result of the Cuyahoga River fire in 1969, on October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act was passed. In 2015, EPA and the Army Corps issued the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule to clarify which bodies of water should be regulated under the Clean Water Act, which protects the nation’s waters from pollution.

AFGE Local 3631 and Defend Our Future Rally in Philadelphia
September 26, 2017
The U.S. EPA is slated for a minimum 7% funding reduction which, when adjusted for inflation, would be the lowest funding for the agency since the Reagan Administration, resulting in the elimination of the Offices of Environmental Justice and Public Engagement, and all 14 climate voluntary partnership programs.

Leaders Join Together For “National Save The U.S. EPA Day”, Call On Americans To Rise Up To Protect The Environment
September 13, 2017
Aiming to stop the Administration from passing a budget that will decimate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and AFGE National Council of EPA Locals #238 declared today “National Save the U.S. EPA Day”.

“National Save the U.S. EPA Day” Press Conference with Members of Congress
September 12, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated for a minimum seven percent (7%) funding reduction which, when adjusted for inflation, would be the lowest funding for the agency since the Reagan Administration.