Karl Dean on Environment
Cuts to the EPA are unthinkable
Our environment--including access to clean air and clean water--have a big impact on our health. As Mayor of Nashville, Karl was committed to environmental stewardship, creating a dedicated Office of Sustainability. This office worked to expand the
city's recycling program, conserve open lands by adding 25 percent more park space and reduce the energy use of government buildings with more efficient features. Karl's administration also worked to reduce pollutants in the city's waterways with new
water-sewer infrastructure. Nashville is greener and more environmentally-friendly today because of Karl's leadership.
Current proposed federal budget changes call for historic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, a department created to
regulate air and water pollutants. The cuts would bring the department's funding to its lowest levels in 40 years. These cuts are unthinkable, especially in the wake of large environmental disasters like the TVA coal ash spill in 2008.
Source: 2018 Tennessee Gubernatorial campaign website KarlDean.com
, Mar 21, 2018
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