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

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.