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The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Council of EPA Locals #238 is sponsoring the “Save the Environment – Save the EPA” campaign because it believes, as do the employees represented by AFGE Council 238, that the U.S. EPA’s mission, To Protect Human Health and the Environment, is a worthy goal for the common good. 

This campaign is being coordinated and conducted by the AFGE Council 238 to bring the message to the American public that given the proposed and enacted budget cuts, the U.S. EPA as we know it today will be rendered ineffective.

AFGE Council 238 also wants to ensure that sound science is the basis for decisions about environmental protection.  AFGE Council 238 also wants to ensure that the U.S. EPA continues to be able to protect the environment so future generations of Americans do not inherit a polluted country and planet that threatens their health and survival.

Letter to
Chair, U.S. House Committee on Appropriations The Honorable Hal Rogers
Chair, U.S. House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies The Honorable Mike Simpson
Vice Chair, U.S. House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies The Honorable Ken Calvert
and 3 others
Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee on Appropriations The Honorable Norm Dicks
Ranking Member, U.S. House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies The Honorable Jim Moran
U.S. House of Representatives
I just signed the following petition addressed to: U.S. Senate and U.S. House Committees on Appropriations.

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Stop the Attack on the U.S. EPA - Properly Fund and Staff the Agency

I am joining the employees of the United States Environmental Protection Agency who through their Union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Council of EPA Locals #238, are coordinating the "Save the Environment - Save the EPA" campaign.

The U.S. EPA must be properly funded and staffed to ensure that the Agency will continue to fulfill its role as the protector of human health and the environment. Through this petition and its "Save the Environment - Save the EPA" campaign, AFGE Council 238 wants to ensure that sound science is the basis for decisions about environmental protection.

AFGE Council 238 also wants to ensure that the U.S. EPA continues to be able to protect the environment so future generations of Americans do not inherit a polluted country and planet that threatens their health and survival.

As a citizen, tax-payer and voter, I demand that the U.S. EPA be properly funded and staffed at least at the FY2010 funding levels.
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Sincerely,