Oppose the Ending of the Environmental Protection Agency
Many supporters of this bill argue that the EPA is a waste of tax payer money. Currently, the EPA uses about $8.3 billion of the federal budget to function. Additionally, many argue that the EPA affects local small businesses that can’t afford the costs that are tied to being compliant.
These short term issues do not overshadow the bigger picture that is at play. The world is facing massive animal extinctions, the displacement of humans and animals due to extreme weather events, and millions of dollars being used in natural disaster relief.
Hurricane Harvey and Irma alone cost between $150 and $200 Billion dollars. The EPA is crucial in providing aid and scientific studies that aim towards lowering our carbon footprint in the world, keeping the environment stable, and providing knowledge that can possibly help prevent huge man-made natural catastrophes.