Join Us Tuesday Night to Stop Cuts to EPA Enforcement

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a dramatic relaxing of environmental rules, citing the decision as a response to the COVID pandemic. The agency will now allow power plants, factories and other facilities to determine for themselves if they are able to meet legal requirements on reporting air and water pollution. This announcement came on the same day that President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus package that provides $500 billion in corporate bailouts; continuing this administration’s efforts to support corporations over communities. According to the memo, the policy sets new guidelines for companies to monitor themselves for an undetermined period of time during the outbreak and says that the EPA agency will not issue fines for violations of certain air, water and hazardous-waste-reporting requirements.

Thursday’s edition of The Buffalo News, reported that ..”the EPA’s decision prompted an immediate rebuke from former agency officials and environmentalists, many of whom characterized it as a waiver of the nation’s environmental rules.” Read the full story in The Buffalo News.

Clean Air is calling on New York Attorney General Letitia James to intervene on the public’s behalf and respond to the Trump Administration.

Want to Take Action on these Cuts To Enforcement?

Join Our Zoom Call on Tuesday, April 7th at 5:30pm.

We will be joined by Judith Enck, former Regional Administrator of Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To discuss this memo and its impacts to our community.

To sign up for the call, register here.

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