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AFGE Local 704 draws your attention to the impacts of the propaganda that environmental protection costs jobs. The draconian budget cuts proposed by Congress are dampening the ability of EPA to protect our nation’s human health and the environment, results in a loss of environmental oversight and programs at the state, local, municipal and tribal government level, and ultimately will take away citizens rights to clean air, water, and land.
At a minimum, we ask that you contact your Congressional Representative and United States Senators and express your concern over what Congress is doing to our nation’s environment and the EPA. Please give your elected representatives a call, write an e-mail, send a letter or better yet personally visit their office and express your concerns.
To find out who represents you at the Federal level, please click on the following link: Contacting the Congress