An effort to allow polluters to waste our energy and dirty our air just failed... and it couldn't have happened without your help.
We just scored a huge win—thanks to you.
For months now, our opposition in the Senate has been scrambling to gather enough votes to roll back common-sense standards limiting the dangerous climate pollution emitted by the oil & gas industry on our federal and tribal lands.
They just lost the vote—and their chance to strip these crucial clean air and climate protections has slipped away.
While threats against these crucial protections from the Trump Administration and the courts remain—and we'll be counting on you to help us fight them—this could never have happened without the thousands of phone calls and more than 100,000 emails EDF Action supporters sent to your Senators.
Today—we pause to breathe a sigh of relief. And then we keep fighting. Because today, we proved the fight is working.
Here's to the next battle: The fight to protect EPA's budget. Help us guarantee another victory, and call your Senators today to tell them gutting the EPA is not an option.
When Congress recently passed a deal funding the government for the next 5 months, the EPA escaped nearly unscathed—getting cut by less than 1%.
But when it comes to 2018 funding, the EPA is facing an uphill battle: President Trump has proposed slashing the agency's budget by nearly one-third.
This sledgehammer to the EPA would specifically slash crucial programs that Americans across the country rely on, like:
- Grants that help states monitor the tap water you drink,
- Enforcement of crucial safeguards that protect public health (meaning polluters who violate the rules would get away scot-free),
- And it would entirely eliminate regional cleanup programs that ensure America's greatest treasures—from the Chesapeake Bay to the Puget Sound—remain beautiful.
Let's keep this momentum going—and ensure another victory for the health and safety of all Americans.
Make the call today, and tell your Senators to reject any budget that attacks the EPA!
Thank you for standing with us,
Action Network Manager