Environment is worth protecting

Posted 1/28/18

To The Editor:

It pains me that protecting the regulations and standards enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency is even a question. Protecting our local and regional environments is …

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Environment is worth protecting

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To The Editor:

It pains me that protecting the regulations and standards enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency is even a question. Protecting our local and regional environments is but a part of humanity's responsibility to protect the world as a whole, the only place we can call home.

I love this planet. I love the fact that I am able to experience life on this beautiful blue sphere and I want to ensure that my son, his children, and the children for many generations beyond that are able to experience life and thrive on this same planet.

Sadly, due to humanity's reckless destruction of the environment, we know that the world these future generations live in will not be the same. The scientific community at large is in agreement that the world they inhabit will be very different, and not in a pleasant way. At this point, it is our responsibility that the changes already put in motion are mitigated as much as possible.

When it comes to EPA regulations, perhaps "regulation" is the wrong term to use. We need to think of these standards as "safeguards" and "protective measures" that serve to heal the world at large and allow us to continue to thrive.

I am calling on all of our senators and representatives to ensure all EPA safeguards stay in place. We must not let anyone, not even the president of the United States, allow the destruction of our beautiful home.

— Payton Brogdon

Chattanooga

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