Talking Points

Use Our Talking Points

With EPA staff muzzled, we are frequently called upon by the press to answer questions or address specific EPA topics.  We are trying to make our information more broadly available by capturing these talking points and posting them on our website. You are welcome to use these materials – crib, borrow and adapt in in any way that is useful to you. Our only request: if you make substantive changes to our materials, please do not attribute those materials to Save EPA unless we have agreed to your changes. Feel free to contact us @

You can find talking points on Trump Administration rollbacks of EPA rules in our rule-specific pages.  On the blue menu bar at the top of the page, select "Fighting Rule Rollbacks", then "Rules Under Attack", and then choose "open for comment" or the subject area of your choice (e.g., air pollution, climate, water and waste, EPA's mission, etc.)

You can find additional talking points on a variety of EPA topics in the 2017-2018 archive in the column at right.

Save EPA has been an all-volunteer group of former EPA officials who became alarmed about the Trump agenda for EPA and joined together to fight it.

With newly-elected President-Elect Biden and VP-Elect Harris coming in January, the need to "save EPA" is much less urgent. This is not to imply all clear skies ahead - there is much re-building to do, there will be negative pressures on the new administration, and we will likely have policy differences in the future. However, we are hopeful that these differences will be discussed rationally, using science as a basis for moving forward, and keeping EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment in the forefront.

And so, we are going back to retirement!  We're keeping our website up at , as a resource for those who want to follow and influence the restoration work. Our report on the Trump record at EPA describes the actions that need to be reversed [], and our guide to participating in the rulemaking process [] can help you be part of the solution.

Thank you for your support and commitment during the past 3.5 years.  While the Trump assaults were unending, they were also frequently unsuccessful, and that was due in large part to public outrage.  Keep it up!  Although EPA will be in much better hands with a Biden administration, there is always a need for an informed and engaged public.