Today’s business –as-usual announcement is jarring given the federal government budget impasse and partial shutdown. “Partial” hardly applies to the current situation as it pertains to EPA. Nearly 95% of EPA staff in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country are considered “non-essential” and are not working
LWCF funds projects in every state, and nearly every county, in the country. But Ryan Zinke supported slashing 2019 LWCF funding to a measly 1/50 of its 2018 budget. And Congress followed his lack of leadership and failed to reauthorize LWCF at all.
At Clean Water Action we believe deeply in harnessing people power to make effective change. Our grassroots organizers are in the field year round connecting people to issues that impact their environment, their health, and their communities. When elected officials hear from the people they represent, our democracy works.
Or least, our democracy used to work that way. Over the last decade we’ve seen the public grow increasingly frustrated with elected officials because voters can’t shake the feeling that their representatives aren’t listening to them.