How Trump’s Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Threaten Clean Air, Clean Water, and Public Health

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CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded September 13, 2017

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About the Call:

On this call, our speakers discuss the devastating budget cuts that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing and the threat this poses to environmental health and justice. Learn about EPA’s mandate to protect public health and the environment, the unprecedented attack on the role of science in regulating chemicals and pollution, and the potential harm to vulnerable populations and community health. Find out why no one stands to lose more than Alaskans- especially rural Alaskans – if the President’s proposal for drastic cuts to EPA’s budget are approved.

Presenters:

Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine;

Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing;

Pamela K. Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Resources:

Washington Post article (Sept 4, 2017): EPA now requires political aide’s sign-off for agency awards, grant applications

What the Science Says: EPA and Children’s Health (PDF)

What the Science Says: EPA and Toxic Chemicals (PDF)

What the Science Says: How EPA Rules Affect Children’s Health (PDF)

Press Release: Scientists Brief Congress on How EPA Rules Affect Children’s Health Rolling Back Air, Water, and Chemical Rules Jeopardizes Children’s Future Health and Development, Scientists and Physicians Warn (PDF)