Save the U.S. EPA Campaign

Caplan developed AFGE Council 238’s campaign website, launched a multi-platform social media strategy, executed local and national news outreach, produced and placed TV ads coast-to-coast, wrote and positioned national op-eds, and carried out special events declaring the National Save the U.S. EPA Day at the National Press Club and observing the Clean Water Act’s 45th Anniversary on the Cuyahoga River and more.

In rapid-response, we defended jobs for 9,000 government scientists, engineers, lawyers and others from a hostile, anti-science White House. The budget ax, forced retirements and a hiring freeze had a cooling effect on the federal workforce tasked with protecting public health and the environment. EPA’s administrator pushed an extreme deregulation agenda while he weakened air and water pollution laws. Still, the “Save the U.S. EPA” campaign thwarted an agenda to destroy America’s foremost science and public safety Agency of the past half-century.

Meet 3 women who stood up to Trump to protect the American people — and lost their jobs

Dr. Ruth Etzel, Deborah Swackhamer and Betsy Southerland sacrificed their careers for the American People.
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Sabotaging EPA: Scott Pruitt has muzzled science and his dissenters

Late last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired Definers Public Affairs to scrutinize federal regulators, track news and manipulate press coverage.

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In 2017, the White House abandoned the environment and public health

For those of us who care about public health and the environment, 2017 was the worst year on record. It was a year filled with science denial and public safety reversals.
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EPA is losing sight of its mission to protect Americans

Hidden deep in EPA’s 2018 budget is a little-known plan by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to stop paying over $25 million to a Justice Department environmental division for work on cases against polluters that his own agency has asked it to file.
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Trump promised ‘best people’ would run government — they upended it

Who is running our government? It is true that the presidential transition is a difficult process. There are upward of 4,000 positions to be filled by presidential appointment.

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The EPA won’t be able to protect anyone without money

The president’s pick to lead the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Susan Parker Bodine, certainly has a relevant background for her nomination.
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