A letter to President Trump:
I am a sixth grade student at the Dover School in Vermont. During my recent international Baccalaureate project I became interested in what is being done to protect the Green Mountain National Forest, the air kids in Vermont breathe and the water they drink. I did some research and found out that as president, you want to cut funds to the EPA. I know that the EPA makes sure that The Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act are enforced. I also know that the EPA works on climate change programs. It studies pollution and makes sure environment laws are followed. I also know you cut the media out of your meetings, so the public wouldn’t know what is happening with the EPA.
Here in Vermont we have the Green Mountain National Forests. They have clean air and water, the forest is home to many animals including the bear in their newest addition, The Green Mountain Bear Corridor. Projects in the Green Mountain National Forest needs studies and funding on a national level. Mr. President if you take away funding form the EPA we could lose many of these helpful organizations.
I an requesting that you reconsider your choice of cutting funds. Without the funds that organizations get, there will be fewer trees, we will have a lower oxygen level, which will also affect our climate. In 2015 scientists said there were about 3 trillion trees. That amount has declined 46%. Even without forest protection, animals can be affected. I want other children to grow up walking in our green forests contain many trees, and breathing clean air, and drinking clean water.
Sixth-grade student at Dover School