NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Trump administration wants to gut the Environmental Protection Agency by cutting its budget by 31 percent.
But as WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is trying to prevent that from happening.READ MORE: New York State To Adopt New CDC Guidelines For Vaccinated People Starting This Wednesday, Cuomo Says
“We will not let them cut the EPA,” Schumer said.
Standing with environmental advocates at a community garden on the Lower East Side, Schumer said cutting pollution programs will lead to more sickness.READ MORE: New Jersey Schools To Fully Reopen For In-Person Classes This Fall, Gov. Murphy Says
“So this rollback leaves millions of Americans at great risk to their health; their lives,” Schumer said.
He said there is no time to waste.
“We have to do something about climate change now,” he said.MORE NEWS: NYC Adding 250 NYPD Officers To Subways As 24-Hour Service Resumes
Schumer said as long as Democrats have a say in the budget process, they will fight for the EPA.