Do Not Allow The Termination of the EPA
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On February 3, 2017 a bill entitled 'To Terminate The EPA' was introduced to the US House of Representatives by Florida representative Matt Gaetz. The bill aims to completely dissolve the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by December 31, 2018.
The EPA was founded in December of 1970 by Richard Nixon after concerns about public health, including the effects of air and water pollution, began to rise. Since then the EPA has been consistently developing and enforcing regulations with the health of the planet and those who inhabit it in mind. (think Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act)
The EPA conducts research on the environment and how it is changing, sponsors partnerships with local governments, teaches individuals about the environment, publishes information, and gives grants to environmental programs, non-profits, and educational institutions.
President Trump has recently appointed Scott Pruitt to head the EPA, a man who has sued the agency multiple times in an attempt to fight regulations controlling gas and oil companies, and who has publicly voiced his skepticism over the existence of climate change.
The Trump administration is one of the most aggressive anti-environment administrations this country has seen in a long time. We have wildly and foolishly underestimated what President Trump's win would mean for the environment, and now it's time to do something about it.
Sign my petition to let Republican congressmen Matt Gaetz (and the bills three sponsors-Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, and Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi) know that the termination of the Environmental Protection Agency is not something we will stand for.
Not now, not ever.
(will update petition as more information becomes available)
Learn more about the Environmental Protection Agency's history and accomplishments at: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/our-mission-and-what-we-do and https://www.epa.gov/history
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