EPA Roll Backs Action Alert 2020

Stop Trump EPA Environmental Policy Rollbacks
Say Not Now During the COVID-19 Crisis, Not Ever!

Please write your federal representatives today!

 

We all have been immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic that has recently unfolded across the globe. But while people are suffering and dealing with the consequences of this overwhelming crisis, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has quietly begun rolling back environmental regulations that will further endanger our health and negatively impact the environment. (See more details below.)

These dangerous changes would undo policies that combat air pollution, climate change and mercury emissions. In addition, rules that require energy companies, construction crews and others to avoid killing rare wildlife and migratory birds will not be enforced. These changes will cause more respiratory illnesses and other health issues, and negatively impact our wilderness areas, wildlife, communities, and the economy in the Adirondack Park and around our nation.   

During the COVID-19 crisis, this is no time for the EPA to lift environmental regulations and hurt our health, environment and economy. Please email your federal lawmakers and say:

  • The EPA must stop undoing policies that combat air pollution, climate change, acid rain, and mercury emissions.
  • Allowing more air pollution will result in more deaths, not fewer.
  • The EPA must not discount rare wildlife and migratory birds.
  • Science, not politics, must be used to guide us toward cleaner air, a safer environment, and the preservation of national treasures such as the six-million-acre Adirondack Park.

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More detailed information on the changes Trump’s EPA is making.                        

The EPA has:

  • Decreased fuel economy standards for the auto industry.
  • Temporarily loosened enforcement of regulations for air polluters, if they are facing COVID-19-related challenges that impact monitoring and reporting
  • Eased requirements that ensured climate change impacts be considered in the environmental reviews of most infrastructure projects.
  • Stopped enforcing rules that require owners of energy companies and major construction projects to avoid killing rare wildlife and migratory birds
  • Advanced a rule that makes it harder for the agency to use scientific research to inform its decisions and rule-making.
  • Eased controls on coal plants’ toxic ash and pressed for looser restrictions on mercury emissions.

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