Take Action: Don't Gut the EPA
March 31, 2011
Don't Gut the EPA
The Senate could vote as early as this afternoon on whether to let the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keep regulating greenhouse gas pollution. Take action now.
Despite the support from industry leaders, medical professionals, and politicians from both major parties for EPA's efforts to regulate greenhouse gases, senators are proposing to strip the EPA of its authority to regulate greenhouse gas pollution or delay the implementation of these regulations for two years.
Take Action Today
Please call your senators today. (Find phone numbers and talking points on our website.) Ask your senators to vote against any legislation to keep the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas pollution now. Ask them to affirm their support for sensible, effective efforts to protect our environment and build a sustainable economy for our children.
Your senators could have two opportunities to support the EPA in the next week.
- This afternoon (Thursday) the Senate is expected to consider at least four amendments to a small business bill that would either completely prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, delay implementation of these regulations, or make significant exemptions to regulations. FCNL opposes all of these amendments and urges a "no" vote.
- Next week, several members of Congress are threatening to attach amendments to the bill to fund the federal government that would also limit or completely block the EPA's efforts to regulate greenhouse gases. FCNL opposes all of these amendments and urges a "no" vote.
- Energy companies such as Pacific Gas and Electric; former heads of the EPA in the Nixon and George W. Bush administrations; and many thousands of doctors, economists and other leaders WANT the EPA to conduct its mission of regulating greenhouse gases. See what they have to say.