Send A Letter to Congress in Support of EPA Smart Growth Program Funding!
The EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities does more than just protect air and water quality- it helps communities develop in ways that are forward-thinking and fiscally sound. The EPA’s Smart Growth Program provides technical assistance to communities to ensure housing and transportation choices near jobs, shops, and schools. With this assistance, communities are able to capitalize on their unique assets, grow their economies, protect the environment and public health, and improve their infrastructure. Due to its innovative approach, the Smart Growth Program leverages significant non-federal funds and delivers real and immediate benefits to help communities turn their vision for the future into a reality.
However, funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities is in danger! Congress is in its final negotiations over the Fiscal Year 2012 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill; the Committee that will ultimately decide the future of the EPA Smart Growth Program is hoping to wrap up its proceedings by today, December 12th.
The time for action is right now. In order to make sure the Smart Growth Program is protected and not drowned out by other spending issues competing for attention, support Smart Growth America by emailing your members of Congress today! Follow the link and fill out the forms to get in touch with your representative(s) today.
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