The South Carolina Small Business Chamber in partnership with the New Alpha Community Development Corporation and the Kingdom Living Temple in Florence, SC, has launched an on-the-ground effort to educate small businesses, citizens, the faith community and other organizations along the I-95 corridor of the valuable role of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Trump Administration has proposed to cut the EPA budget by 31% and roll back EPA regulations. The health of our citizens and environment are very much threatened by these actions and the general public opposes them.
A new national poll was released today by the Natural Resources Defense Fund with these findings:
· Widespread Support for Environmental Funding & Safeguards: Only 22 percent of respondents believe the federal government spends too much on protecting the environment, and only 35 percent believe there are too many regulations on businesses meant to protect the environment.
· Resistance to Budget Cuts: Nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose cuts to funding for the Environmental Protection Agency; programs that reduce pollution in low-income and minority communities; and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, providers of forecasts and early warnings about dangerous weather and natural disasters.|
· Cross-Party Support: The strongest support for these safeguards and programs—and opposition to cutbacks—comes from Democrats and Independents. But a sizable number of Republicans, more than one-third in most cases, also oppose them.
Follow this new Small Business Chamber project on Facebook and learn how the Trump Administration’s anti-EPA efforts will put South Carolinians at risk.