If you’ve been following the news, you know that the Environmental Protection Agency is dead. Founded in 1970 to protect the environment and human health, the EPA has played a major role in making our air clearer and our water cleaner for over four decades.
But that’s over now. Since the appointment of a climate change denier as the agency’s administrator, the EPA has gutted protections for wetlands, slashed spending on research, and fought to delay enforcement of methane regulations. And this is only the beginning.
So if you believe climate change is real and that we need to reduce our use of fossil fuels, you can’t look to the federal government any more.
Now it’s up to you.
If you own a car, you could start by driving 20% less. If all Americans who believe climate change is real took this simple step, it would send a powerful message to the oil companies and the White House. Ask your boss to let you telecommute on Fridays. Or take transit one day a week. Or talk to your co-workers about carpooling. And there are other things you could do, too. Think about the trips you take when you go out to shop, have fun, or hang with friends. If you really put your mind to it, you might be able to reduce your driving by more than 20%.
And make no mistake. It is down to you. The federal government is no longer protecting the environment. It’s now leading an assault on the environment.
If you don’t take action, who will?