Moms Welcome EPA Employees Back to Work

BY ON January 28, 2019

Moms Clean Air Force welcomes EPA employees back to work after the shutdown

 

This morning, D.C. area moms and kids showed up bright and early, muffins and Valentines in hand, to welcome Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees back to work at the agency’s federal headquarters in Washington, D.C. EPA employees were furloughed for a record thirty-five days due to the partial government shutdown. As workers emerged from their morning commute from the nearby Metro station escalator, they smiled and waved at the sight of the hand-lettered poster reading, “Welcome Back EPA Heroes.” Many accepted muffins and cinnamon rolls before heading into the building to get back to work. 

 

Handing out Valentines to EPA employees.

Handing out Valentines to EPA employees.

 

Moms Clean Air Force members welcomed EPA employees back to work at the top of the Federal Triangle Metro station in D.C.

Moms Clean Air Force members welcomed EPA employees back to work at the top of the Federal Triangle Metro station in D.C.

 

Showing the love for EPA workers!

Showing the love for EPA workers!

 

EPA employees were all smiles when handed muffins and cinnamon rolls.

EPA employees were all smiles when handed muffins and cinnamon rolls.

 

A warm welcome for EPA employees from our tiny activists.

A warm welcome for EPA employees from our tiny activists.

 

Members of the media were present to document federal employees heading back to work.

Members of the media were present to document federal employees heading back to work.

 

Smiling faces were greeted by more smiling faces.

Smiling faces were greeted by more smiling faces.

 

Thank you, EPA heroes sign

Thank you, EPA heroes!

 

These federal workers help protect our children’s health–guarding our air, water, and soil from health-harming pollution. Moms Clean Air Force celebrates those working to uphold the mission of the EPA–to protect human health and the environment. Unfortunately, Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the current nominee to lead EPA, has shown through his actions so far that his priorities are profoundly misaligned with the agency’s mission. Based on Wheeler’s blatant disregard for our kids’ health, Moms Clean Air Force is opposing his nomination to head EPA and are urging our Senators to do the same. 

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TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Environment, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution, Washington DC