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TV Ad: Montana Can’t Afford Trump’s Dangerous Budget Cuts

WASHINGTON (April 18, 2017) – Television ads launched today across Montana warn that budget cuts sought by the Trump administration could threaten the health of rural Montanans by cutting vital water programs and cost jobs by harming the state’s lucrative outdoor economy. The ads, sponsored by the NRDC Action Fund, ask viewers to contact Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) to urge him to fight the Trump budget.

“Everybody wants access to clean and safe drinking water, but if President Trump gets his way, vital funding for water programs serving rural Montana could be eliminated. And the president’s proposed cuts to the Department of the Interior could do serious damage to our national parks and Montana’s outdoor industry, which could mean fewer jobs in the state,” said Kevin Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental advocacy group.

The Trump administration has proposed dramatic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior and other agencies charged with protecting public health and public lands. In Montana, programs such as the USDA Rural Water Program, which provided Montana more than $13 million in infrastructure grants in FY 2016, are eliminated under a budget blueprint recently issued by the Trump administration.

View the 30-second ad here.

NRDC Action Fund: World Rejects Trump’s Retreat on Climate Change

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Contact: Denis Dison, NRDC Action Fund, (202) 717-8293, [email protected]

NRDC Action Fund: World Rejects Trump’s Retreat on Climate Change

WASHINGTON (October 4, 2016) – The European Union this week signaled it will formally approve the Paris climate agreement, clearing a key participation threshold that will put the historic accord into effect in record time. Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC Action Fund, issued the following statement:

“With breathtaking speed, the world has united to protect our kids and all future generations from climate chaos. This is due, in large part, to the Obama Administration’s leadership in limiting U.S. carbon emissions and rallying other countries to do their part to curb climate change. Putting the Paris agreement into force now should trump any misguided attempt by Donald Trump to cancel this historic global climate plan.  We will not walk away from our commitments. It’s no more in our national interest to back out of the Paris agreement than Trump’s other dangerous ideas to break our promise to defend our NATO allies or make good on the national debt.”

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The NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the NRDC Action Fund engages in various advocacy and political activities for which the Natural Resources Defense Council, a 501(c)(3) organization, faces certain legal limitations or restrictions. News and information released by the NRDC Action Fund therefore needs to be identified as from the NRDC Action Fund.

NRDC Action Fund President: Trump’s Agenda Would “Make America Dirty Again”

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Contact:           NRDC Action Fund, Denis Dison, (202) 717-8293, [email protected]

WASHINGTON (September 15, 2016) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released an economic agenda today that would eliminate safeguards for America’s air, land, waters and food supply; open public lands to damaging oil and gas development; and worsen the impacts of climate change.

The following is a statement from Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC Action Fund:

“Trump went on the attack today against clean air, safe water and food, and a livable future for our kids. His plan to make America dirty again reads like a polluter wish list. It would set us back a generation, taking a toll we can’t afford on our air, climate, waters, and even the meals we feed to our families.

“Here’s a reality check: The clean water rule provides needed safeguards to protect the sources of clean drinking water for one in every three Americans.  Food safety standards help fight food contamination that threatens peoples’ lives. Cutting smog pollution will save us billions of dollars each year by reducing the number of Americans forced out of work and into the emergency rooms with asthma attacks and other respiratory ailments that smog makes worse. And cleaning up the dirty power plants that account for 40 percent of our carbon footprint is essential to stave off the worse impacts of rising seas, widening deserts, soaring temperatures, raging wildfires, and floods and storms.”

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The NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the NRDC Action Fund engages in various advocacy and political activities for which the Natural Resources Defense Council, a 501(c)(3) organization, faces certain legal limitations or restrictions. News and information released by the NRDC Action Fund therefore needs to be identified as from the NRDC Action Fund.

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