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

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.

OurEnvironment.org 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 OurEnvironment.org, 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.