Make Your Voice Heard - Take Action!

The Trump Administration’s assault on federal rules that protect the public is in full swing. President Trump may be having trouble getting Congress to adopt his agenda, but he has more control over federal agencies and he’s using that control to roll back health, environmental, financial, workplace and other protections. As the  New York Times reportedthe Trump Administration’s effort to aggressively scale back government regulations is being conducted in large part out of public view and often by political appointees with deep industry ties and potential conflicts of interest.  That article makes clear the imperative for Americans to defend the standards and rules that have been put in place to protect all of us.

In response, former federal employees have developed a Guide to help Americans resist the Trump de-regulatory agenda. Modeled after the Indivisible Guide for holding Congress accountable, Save EPA’s guide offers insights and advice for making agencies listen.  Through this Guide, you will learn how to be an effective advocate through the federal rulemaking public comment process and other forms of activism.

Public health, climate and environmental protections are squarely in the crosshairs of the Trump Administration.  That's our bailiwick. Save EPA is an all-volunteer organization of former EPA staff, with expertise in environmental science, law and policy.  Save EPA is tracking de-regulatory actions that would weaken or remove these protections, and providing talking points for people who wish to make their voices heard.

Our talking points also include suggestions on how to speak out to your Congressional representatives about public health and environmental protection rollbacks.   Use this link to find the email addresses of your elected Senators and Congressional representatives. 

Save EPA’s guide:

Debunks standard claims for rolling back regulations

Provides basic information about how regulations are made

Offers advice about how to participate effectively in the rulemaking process

Suggests complementary tactics to be used outside the rulemaking process

Describes how to find out about deregulatory actions and provides links to organizations tracking those actions

Provides links to other helpful guides and materials

Rules are being targeted for rollback across the federal government, including rules for protecting retirement savings from unscrupulous investment advisors, assuring workers fair compensation for overtime work, and providing consumers with nutrition information about the food they purchase.

Save EPA invites other groups to use and promote this guide widely to oppose the rollback of public protections by EPA and other agencies across the federal government.  You can read it online in the Practical Guide viewer below.  Or, download the guide for printing using the download button (the down arrow on a tiny page image) located near the right end of the menu bar along the bottom of the viewer.

For more information about the Guide, send an email to to contact our Rulemaking team.



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3 thoughts on “RESISTANCE GUIDE

  1. at 76 years old, I have seen what fossil fuels do to a city like Pittsburgh. Driving through it 70 years ago, it was as dark as night and a need to clean the windshield just to see where the street was. Going back later, I found that there was a beautiful train station under all that soot. They cleaned it off and found a fantastic stained glass arched ceiling, with replacement windows in the next building. Don’t go backward! We can’t use coal PERIOD!

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