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Recently, an article in your local paper discussed how the Trump Administration has gutted federal funding for programs that help us study, track, and understand climate change—clearly ignoring the warnings of climate scientists across the world about the life-threatening and costly effects of climate change.
We've prepared a Letter to the Editor to reply to this piece to make sure it gets the attention it deserves. But we need your help to get it published.
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Sign your name to EDF Action's Letter to the Editor of the Winchester Star and amplify the voice of your climate action allies in VA-10!
Letter to the Editor: Rep. Comstock must protect the people of Virginia from dirty water, toxic air, and climate change.
Dear Editor of the Winchester Star,
In his recent article, Michael Biesecker explains how the Trump Administration has gutted federal funding for programs that help us study, track, and understand climate change -- clearly ignoring the warnings of climate scientists across the world about the life-threatening and costly effects of climate change.For the second year in a row, President Trump released a budget that dramatically cuts EPA funding and is a blueprint for a less healthy, more polluted America. His proposal takes aim at Americans' right to drink clean water, breathe clean air, and ensure a safe future for our families in the face of the climate crisis.However, there is a new crucial opportunity for our elected leaders -- including Representative Barbara Comstock -- to protect American families. Congress recently voted to provide more money for domestic spending. That money simply must be used to reverse the chronic underfunding of the Environmental Protection Agency -- whose budget is now 55% lower than it was four decades ago, even as its workload has grown significantly. In 2018, that is nowhere near what's needed to protect American families and communitiesIncreasing EPA's budget by 10% over the next two years will help it address backlogs from EPA's historically low budget levels and restore capacity to address toxic safety, climate change, air pollution, and water pollution. Rep. Comstock: the people of Virginia deserve to know that the water we drink and the air we breathe isn't making us sick. Give EPA the resources it needs to do its job.