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President Trump’s systematic dismantling of the EPA and water protections is a disaster in the making for New York’s water. Clean water — safe for wildlife, drinking and recreation — is only possible if we protect our water sources, and a strong EPA is critical toward that goal. Irresponsible executive orders that undermine the Clean Water Act, along with looming and potentially crippling budget and staff cuts, can destroy years of progress. We know what New York looks like without an EPA, and we refuse to go backward. Please support Riverkeeper and take action today.
Photo: Croton landfill along the Hudson River, 1973, National Archives, EPA
“We are going to get rid of it [EPA] in almost every form. We’re going to have little tidbits left. But we’re going to take a tremendous amount out.” –Trump, 2016
Join us in sending a message to Congress and President Trump: Stand up for the EPA.
Every single person who stands up for clean water gives us more power, more knowledge and more strength to meet the challenges we face. During this pivotal moment, we need you to act.
President Trump doesn’t have the final say. Your congressional representative must stand up for New York values by rejecting budget and staff cuts to the EPA.
Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and press 2 for your house representative.
Here’s is a short script and talking points to highlight EPAs critical clean water work in New York:
“Hi my name is _______ and I am calling to ask [Congress member _____ ] to stand up for New York values and protect the EPA from President Trump’s proposed budget cuts. The President’s EPA budget and staff proposal would threaten decades of hard won progress for New York. I implore [Congress member _____ ] to reject this proposal and vote no on this dirty water budget.”
In these troubling times for the environment, we are redoubling our efforts to protect this river and the watershed that gives life to the Hudson Valley. Please consider a gift that sustains this work.
For more than 50 years, Riverkeeper has been an environmental enforcer, fighting to safeguard our waterways and drinking water. We have continually made the case for clean water investments through community science, advocacy and public engagement. In the wake of this devastating blow to environmental protections, Riverkeeper will fight back against President Trump’s anti-environment agenda.
One of Riverkeeper’s biggest strengths is the voice of our supporters. Members, volunteers, activists — individuals like you power us forward. It’s up to us to harness our shared momentum to keep us moving in the right direction — toward a clean water future for all of us.