Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States
Goal: End the gag order that has been placed on the EPA.
Trump’s administration has placed a crippling freeze on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency has been ordered not to speak to the media, freeze all of its grants and contracts, and remove all scientific evidence of climate change from its website. This gag order has essentially immobilized the agency, which accomplishes most of its work through its more than $6 billion in contracts currently in place to fund research and environmental testing.
Within just a few days, Trump’s administration has proven just how dangerous it will be for the environment. The United States needs a leader who will strive to protect precious natural resources, not exploit them, and support environmental science, not censor or stifle it. Tell President Trump that this freeze on the EPA will not be tolerated.
Dear Mr. President,
You have only been in the White House for five days, yet you and your administration are already beginning to wreak havoc on the environment. In addition to reviving plans to construct the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, and nominating a climate change-denier to head the EPA, you have decided to freeze the EPA.
Mr. President, denying climate change and placing a gag order on the Environmental Protection Agency will not make America great — these actions only propel the U.S. toward a bleak, dystopian future where the very people we trust to protect our beautiful country seek only to exploit it. If you truly wish to make America great, end the freeze on the EPA at once.
[Your Name Here]
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