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Surfrider Foundation: EPA and NOAA under threat

 
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Wind Slither

Since 04 Mar 2005
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PostMon Feb 12, 18 2:46 pm    Surfrider Foundation: EPA and NOAA under threat Reply with quote

Thought I would pass this along for those that want to message congress on this issue. Takes 5 seconds with this link..

https://secured.surfrider.org/action/engagement?actionId=AR0016191&id=701i00000018YoU&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=ADV%2FNE%20-%20FY19%20Budget%20Action%20Alert&utm_campaign=Clean%20Water&utm_content=General

The President's Budget for FY 2019 proposes steep and sweeping cuts for both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Critical federal programs administered by these agencies protect the health of swimmers at the beach and help coastal communities prepare for changing weather patterns and rising sea levels. If Congress does not push back against these debilitating cuts, neither agency will be able to effectively protect our health or our coastlines.

Clean water, healthy beaches and resilient coasts are important to those of us who live, work and play at the coast, and they are critical to the quality of life and economic vitality of coastal communities across the country. In fact, coastal recreation and tourism economies, which rely on safe and healthy beaches, are valued at over $100 billion and support 2.15 million jobs nationwide!

Please send an email to Congress asking them to reject the President’s budget proposal and support level funding for EPA and NOAA in next year’s budget.[b]

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostMon Feb 12, 18 3:02 pm    Make your voices heard. Reply with quote

email send! Outdoor enthusiasts, please take the time to make your voices heard.
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knotwindy

Since 25 Sep 2011
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PostMon Feb 12, 18 5:50 pm     Reply with quote

Done, hope it makes a difference but in this political era not holding my breath.

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Windian

Since 28 Apr 2008
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PostTue Feb 13, 18 9:15 am     Reply with quote

With the planned gutting of NOAA would be to shut down operation and maintenance of many of the buoys and observation instrumentation that surfers, kiters, boaters, windsurfers, and commercial fisherman use for monitoring ocean and coastal conditions.

So the meager savings you got with the Tax Break for the Wealthy will quickly disappear as burned gasoline and time spent driving around to check conditions rather than to just look on the internet.

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Nak

Since 19 May 2005
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PostWed Feb 14, 18 8:38 pm     Reply with quote

Sent.
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west

Since 09 Oct 2008
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PostThu Feb 15, 18 5:13 am     Reply with quote

Hard to comprehend the sweeping changes proposed and the effects on the nation’s fresh water supply. Funding for the Great Lakes would be slashed from $300 M to $30M; the real kicker tho is the relaxing or elimination of restrictions placed on factories, power plants and steel mills that line the lakeshores.

The effort to clean-up the Great Lakes has taken decades. Hopefully things will be kept “in perspective” as the proposals move forward. And yes, I’d love to have my weather reports too!

....message sent!

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Speedo

Since 07 May 2007
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PostFri Feb 16, 18 5:12 pm     Reply with quote

very easy to do!
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AKkiter

Since 31 Aug 2008
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Portlandia
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PostSun Feb 18, 18 1:51 pm     Reply with quote

Email sent. However the automated email response from Jeff Merkely's office is a bit unfortunate.Seemed a little disingenuous to me....
Copied here:

"Thank you for your email. I appreciate hearing from you.

As you may know, my offices have been receiving unprecedented numbers of phone calls, emails and letters from Oregonians. Please know my staff is working hard to sort through the thousands of messages to help me get back to you on the topic of your email. In light of the high volume, I appreciate your patience.

If you are having a specific problem with a federal agency, such as help with a passport, veterans' benefits, or citizenship matters, you can contact my Portland office at 503-326-3386.

Thank you for your understanding.

All my best,

Jeff Merkley
United States Senator"

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostTue Feb 20, 18 10:09 am     Reply with quote

Bump. Bump.
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