Restore the National Weather Service's funding
  • Petitioned Jane Lubchenco

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NOAA Administrator
Jane Lubchenco
Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
John Bryson

Restore the National Weather Service's funding

    1. Petition by

      Jonathan Lamb

      Mount Pleasant, SC

NOAA has proposed a $39 million cut in the National Weather Service's budget for FY2013, including a plan to remove the IT specialist from each of the 122 weather forecast offices. They are also planning to scale back the wind profiler network that is used to predict severe weather outbreaks, and shrink the tsunami prediction buoy network. Such cuts would unnecessarily degrade the ability for the National Weather Service to issue timely and accurate warnings for dangerous weather conditions.

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    • Russell Pfost TALLAHASSEE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      There is no better organization in the Government where my tax money can be spent than the National Weather Service.

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    • Michael Wyllie OAKLAND PARK, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      This is the most worthwhile agency in the federal government...period!

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      • over 2 years ago

      Since 1870 the National Weather Service has contributed to the highest calling in government, the protection of life and it does this from where Government serves best, at the local level. Furthermore, the economic wellbeing of this nation, its people, communities and businesses are made more resilient to the world's most active and severe weather, 24x7, by their National Weather Service's decision support programs for all hazards.. The NWS is already identified as a minimally staffed agency and although with high productivity and effective mission delivery, it can ill tolerate any reduction in staff without risking degradation of critical benefits to the Nation!.

      Best regards, Bill Proenza. .

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    • G A Field BETTENDORF, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      Stev and Donna are neighbors and good friends.

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    • pam wilhite POSEYVILLE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      i have been threw a tornado and there is not enough help out there for those in need.

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