Call your U.S. Representative TODAY to urge a vote “no” on the Interior-EPA appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 6147). House leadership blocked all our champions’ amendments to block new offshore drilling—not even giving them a chance for a vote. This harmful bill slashes funding for important programs, including protection of endangered species, conservation of public lands, and prevention of toxic pollution that harms our health. The bill also includes many anti-environmental policy “riders,” which block protections for endangered species and clean water. It also increases funding for the Administration’s plans to expand offshore oil and gas leasing into nearly all U.S. waters.
This dirty budget bill sells out iconic public lands, waters, and oceans to the highest bidder, rather than upholding our duty to protect America’s great outdoors for our grandchildren to enjoy.
Oppose the dirty budget – call your U.S. Representative today! The final vote on the Interior-EPA bill is expected tomorrow (Wednesday, July 18th).
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- Or you can call the Capitol switchboard, ask for your Representative by name, and use the script we have provided below.
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To reach your Representative, dial: (202) 224-3121
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Script when calling your Representative’s office:
Hi, my name is _________ and I’m calling from (CITY, STATE). I’m urging your boss to vote NO on final passage of the U.S. Interior Department funding bill. The bill contains insufficient funding for environmental programs, as well as numerous anti-environmental policy riders. In addition, Congress was not given the opportunity to vote on key offshore drilling-related amendments that would have protected our coastal economies from dirty and dangerous offshore drilling.