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Protecting the environment is vital to protect the health of all Americans, particularly our children. Democrats are fighting for cleaner air, cleaner water, and preservation of our natural resources, understanding that what we do today has an impact on future generations of Americans. We stand up for fair policies that protect America’s environment while allowing for economic opportunity—priorities that can work together.
Democrats believe that on every issue our nation faces, it is our responsibility to ensure that the policies we pursue are consistent with the values we cherish. But the Bush Administration’s 2006 budget cuts environmental programs by 8 percent, slashes Clean Water funding by 33 percent and advocates drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Stories about everyday Americans and their experiences.
As a citizen, Susan always cared about environmental issues. As a parent, she knew she had to get involved. Today, Susan has translated global thinking into local action, working to reduce pollution and protect her community's quality of life.
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