Take Action: Cuts to EPA’s Budget Threaten Adirondack Waters and Loons

Cuts to EPA’s Budget Threaten Adirondack Waters and Loons
Please write to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand today

Right now, the U.S. Senate is negotiating the federal budget and funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The President has proposed a more than 30-percent cut. This could have devastating impacts on the waters, loons, other wildlife, and human communities of the Adirondack Park and our country.

Decreases in funding for the EPA will jeopardize lake testing and air quality monitoring in the Adirondacks. This data has been consistently collected for over 20 years, and without it, we lack proof that pollution is harming our waters, forests and wildlife, and that more needs to be done.   

The Adirondack Council is already in court fighting EPA Administrator Pruitt’s actions that threaten progress on stopping acid rain. Now, we are counting on Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to defend the EPA’s efforts to safeguard our clean water, clean air, Adirondack loons, and public health.

Please send an email and urge Senators Schumer and Gillibrand to stand firm and protect our environment. Ask them to:

  • Support funding for Adirondack water testing and air quality monitoring grants that are part of the EPA Office of Air & Radiation, Clean Air Markets Division, Science and Technology grants program.
  • Hold the EPA harmless or increase its budget.
  • Take notice of The New York Times Feb. 19, 2018 editorial that calls on New York’s U.S. Senators and others to protect “clean air, clean water, endangered species, and fragile landscapes” from the Trump administration.

You can edit the letter to the right or send as-is. Thank you so much!

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