Don’t Further Politicize Environmental Regulations

Background Information

S. 21 (the REINS act), S. 34 (the Midnight Rules Relief Act), and H.R. 5 (the Regulatory Accountability Act) have all three passed the house and are currently under consideration by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

The REINS act puts politics ahead of protection, giving Congress the ability to cancel out science-based regulations that have satisfied all regulatory requirements including public comment.

The Midnight Rules Relief Act would allow Congress to wipe away successful environmental protections from the Obama administration.

The Regulatory Accountability Act would put tremendous burdens on and tie the hands of EPA and other regulatory agencies beyond the high bar they have now.

 

Numbers to Call

Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs: (202) 224-4751 or email

Senator Dianne Feinstein: (415) 393-0707, (310) 914-7300, (202) 224-3841, or email

Senator Kamala Harris: (415) 355-9041, (213) 894-5000, (202) 224-3553, or email

 

Call Script

 

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].

I'm in opposition to three bills currently before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: S. 21 - the REINS act, S. 34 -  the Midnight Rules Relief Act, and H.R.5 - the Regulatory Accountability Act. All three reduce the ability of federal agencies to make regulations to an extent not seen in our lifetimes.  I do not want decisions about pollution that could harm my health and environment to be further politicized.

Thank you for your time and attention.

 

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