Speak Up and Tell Congress to Stop Gutting Our Safeguards

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Congress is trying to employ an obscure rule to ax a range of science-based public protections and standards that keep our communities safe. It's called the Congressional Review Act (CRA)—and it would not only gut a number of public safeguards but would also prevent us from addressing the issues in the future.

Using this method to stop vital protections created by years of research and informed dialogue is like taking a hacksaw to the health and safety protections our communities rely on. A couple of the first protections that are on the chopping block:

  • The Bureau of Land Management's work to cut methane and hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their emissions.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency's recent protections for vulnerable communities living near high-risk chemical facilities—which consist of predominantly people of color and low-income people.

And we anticipate more to come. Hold your senators accountable for voting for your health and wellbeing—not for the industry lobbyists who want to avoid accountability for their actions.

Call now and tell your senators to vote no on all CRAs and to oppose any attempts to roll back critical science-based public protections.

Learn more about how the Congressional Review Act is a radical threat to science.

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Talking Points to Guide Your Call

  • Hi, my name is _________, and I am a constituent from _________ (city, state). (If you have a relevant science background, share your expertise and professional affiliations if you are comfortable doing so.)
  • I am calling to urge Senator _________ to reject the use of the Congressional Review Act, or CRA.
  • I am aware that there are CRAs right now targeting the Bureau of Land Management standard cutting dangerous methane emissions and the Environmental Protection Agency's improvements to the Risk Management Plan for chemical safety. These need to be voted down.
  • Use of the CRA would gut my family and communities' health and safety protections, and that is unacceptable.
  • I understand there will be more protections that are going to come under the threat of the CRA, and that is also a threat to my family and community.
  • Will Senator _________ commit to not supporting the use of the CRA?
  • Thank you for your time.

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