Press Release — May 1, 2017

Peoples Climate Movement Calls Congress’ Rejection of Trump Administration EPA Cuts as ‘Solid Good Step’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2017
Contact: Sharon Singh 202.499.9565


Hundreds of Thousands Participated in Peoples Climate March Across the Country on Saturday to Resist President’s Continued Attacks on Jobs and the Climate

Washington, D.C.: Paul Getsos, National Coordinator, Peoples Climate Movement issued the following statement in response to news reports that Congress has reached a compromise regarding a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the U.S. government until September. Currently, the Trump administration’s suggested EPA budgets cuts are not in the current CR proposal:

“Congress took a solid first step in rejecting the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts to the EPA by proposing to virtually fund it at current levels until September,” said Paul Getsos, National Coordinator, Peoples Climate Movement. “However, this Congress needs to continue to stand up to an administration that favors corporate profits over clean air and water and places our workers, communities and our people at great risk.”

Hundreds of thousands of people participated in the second Peoples Climate March on Saturday, April 29 in Washington, D.C. with sister marches across the country and around the world to move government leaders to act on climate while creating family-sustaining jobs, investing in frontline and indigenous communities and protecting workers as the nation transitions to a clean and renewable energy econony.

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The Peoples Climate Movement is a broad based coalition of environmental, immigrant, youth, indigenous, Latino, racial justice, economic justice, and faith-based groups and labor unions demanding an economy and a government that works for working people and the planet.

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