Call Your Congressional Representative and Congressman Frelinghuysen
With Congressional Representatives heading back to their Districts, now is the time to urge your Representative to stand up for worker safety and the environment. Please ask that they oppose any budget cuts that would hinder federal and state agencies from protecting us.
When Congress returns to DC on April 25, they only have three days to pass a continuing resolution so the government doesn’t shut down. We already know that the President’s administration is eyeing draconian budget cuts in fiscal year 2018; gouging the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Labor (DOL) budgets by 21% and 33% respectively, and entirely eliminating the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) among other vital programs.
These cuts have real consequences in New Jersey, which has more than 5,000 facilities that each use more than 10,000 pounds of hazardous chemicals, and has the highest population density of any state. New Jersey also has more contaminated sites in the federal superfund program than any other state.
1) Urge your Representative to oppose any draconian budget cuts to DOL, EPA and CSB that would put workers lives and the environment at risk.
2) Urge NJ Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, chair of the House Appropriations Committee and tell him to oppose any draconian budget cuts to DOL, EPA and CSB that would put workers lives and the environment at risk.