Contact EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler and tell him the agency is not doing its job to protect the health of Americans or our environment.

Andrew Wheeler
202-564-4700
Wheeler.andrew@Epa.gov 

USEPA Headquarters
William Jefferson Clinton Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.
Mail Code: 1101A
Washington, DC 20460

 


You call this protection??

The EPA continues to act as the Environmental Pollution Agency, announcing it will not enforce environmental laws during the coronavirus pandemic, nor strengthen air quality standards--despite research showing the link between air pollution and higher mortality rates.

As we endure a public health crisis, the EPA continues to exacerbate conditions by loosening auto emissions standards and allowing increased toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The intent to maintain current ambient air quality standards is in opposition to the agency’s own scientists. Research shows inhaling a high level of particulates damages the lungs and heart--increasing deaths from respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19.

The EPA must restore previous auto emission limits, increase restrictions on the release of harmful particulates, and start paying attention to science when it comes to public health.

Resources
Background article
Letter sent by several senators


 
 

 

Comment by
JUNE 9th

BLM Comment Portal


An E-normous Mistake!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has proposed a new rulemaking process that could allow all classes of e-bikes on non-motorized trails on BLM lands across the country.

Though the proposed rule would not immediately allow motorized e-bike use on non-motorized trails, it redefines e-bikes and provides new exceptions to allow BLM land managers to expand e-bike use under very broad criteria (and we don’t mean Broads’ criteria).

The National Park Service and two other agencies have similar proposals to authorize the expanded use of e-bikes.

Derailling the Wild

  • Motorized e-bikes are currently allowed on thousands of miles of roads and trails--the majority on BLM-administered public lands. Why needlessly expand access?
  • Motorized bikes travel further and faster into the backcountry, disrupting wildlife, impacting habitat, and ruining the small portion of public lands that are free from motors.
  • BLM proposes to enact these changes with no environmental analysis under NEPA--continuing the administration’s desire to side-step environmental review mandates. 
  • The Department of the Interior should not be initiating new public rulemaking processes now, at a time when a majority of Americans are sheltered in their homes worrying about their families’ health and livelihoods.

Resources:
Letter opposing comments under COVID
Letter to NPS in opposition


 
 

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