WE THE PEOPLE AGENDA – PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT
Today marks the third day of the “We the People” agenda that we’re presenting our Members of Congress. Monday’s priority was healthcare. Tuesday’s was civil rights. Today we focus on the environment.
Trump has disregarded the environment, exiting the Paris Accord, eliminating protective regulations, and promoting dirty energy. http://bit.ly/2wRdc3a
Trump’s budget will:
• Privatize Bonneville’s transmission assets for pennies on the dollar. http://bit.ly/2wjTwSg
• Eliminate over 50 EPA programs that: protect drinking water, fight climate change, protect natural resources, test chemicals safety, cleanup contamination http://wapo.st/2mvKhZy
Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans intend to get their anti-environmental bills through Congress by attaching them to unrelated legislation. Watch out for legislative “riders,” including: threats to endangered wolves, relaxed limits on asthma-causing smog, and risky storage of nuclear waste. http://bit.ly/2q9hOdG http://on.nrdc.org/2uIEU1i
Here in Oregon: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to downsize the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and other environmental treasures. But, according to Oregon’s Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum, “neither the President nor Secretary Zinke has the power to unilaterally revoke or reduce a monument of this nature”. http://bit.ly/2xHOtuo
Tell Senators Wyden and Merkley, and Congressman Walden to . . .
Stop any policy RIDER that weakens environmental laws in must-pass legislation!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY, AND CONGRESSMAN WALDEN**
(Leave a voice mail if after hours!)
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am OUTRAGED by attempts from Trump and the GOP to undermine environmental protections. I am asking the [Senator/Congressperson] to lead the charge in Congress to protect the environment and to oppose any policy rider that waters down environmental laws.“
**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them to call and tell their MoCs protect the environment.
**ACTION 3: TAP INTO OTHER GROUPS **
— Use the Union of Concerned Scientists’ toolkit to protect funding of science, public health, and environmental agencies: http://www.ucsusa.org/…/protect-funding-for-science-health-…
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400