NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The Trump administration wants to gut the Environmental Protection Agency by cutting its budget by 31 percent.
But as WCBS 880's Peter Haskell reported, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is trying to prevent that from happening.
"We will not let them cut the EPA," Schumer said.
Standing with environmental advocates at a community garden on the Lower East Side, Schumer said cutting pollution programs will lead to more sickness.
"So this rollback leaves millions of Americans at great risk to their health; their lives," Schumer said.
He said there is no time to waste.
"We have to do something about climate change now," he said.
Schumer said as long as Democrats have a say in the budget process, they will fight for the EPA.
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