Save Climate Change Building Standards

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Reinstate rules ensuring public infrastructure is built to withstand climate change.

U.S. President Donald Trump seems to think it doesn’t matter if public infrastructure isn’t built to last. He just gutted Obama-era rules that required public infrastructure to be built to withstand the changing climate. The changes will impact everything from roads to bridges and pipelines. Trump has tried to argue the move will speed up construction projects, but even Republicans aren’t convinced.

South Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo (R) described the decision as “irresponsible,” before warning it would “lead to taxpayer dollars being wasted on projects that may not be built to endure the flooding we are already seeing and know is only going to get worse.”

“When you’re on the front lines like South Florida, we know the importance of having more resilient building codes to protect our infrastructure, especially when taxpayer dollars are used,” he stated.

If you agree, please sign our petition demanding Trump reinstate the Obama-era rules.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Trump,

You recently decided to allow taxpayer dollars to be potentially wasted on construction projects that won’t stand the test of time. By allowing infrastructure projects to go ahead without taking climate change into consideration, you’ve taken an irresponsible step towards guaranteeing public funds are squandered on short-sighted initiatives. This isn’t the opinion of progressives or climate change activists, but the view of many in your own party. As South Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo stated, “This executive order is not fiscally conservative, it’s irresponsible, and it will lead to taxpayer dollars being wasted.”

Don’t waste taxpayer dollars: reverse this poorly-conceived executive order.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: United States Army Corps of Engineers

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2 Comments

  1. stop wasting taxpayer – Florida Get it together already, and take care of your responsibilties.

  2. Change of any kind required that human thinking also changes.

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