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Help get a budget proposal that includes record-breaking funding for protecting our natural resources in Virginia across the finish line!

PA Coke Works

Over this past Christmas, residents in the Mon Valley suffered from nearly a week of unhealthy air pollution levels – violating federal Clean Air Act standards. The main culprit was the U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works, one of the largest single sources of air pollution in Allegheny County. Despite fines and legal actions, U.S. Steel has failed to clean up their plant which has long subjected residents in Clairton and throughout Allegheny County to pollution that can cause asthma attacks, heart attacks, and strokes.

PFAS foam

Michigan has been a leader in addressing PFAS. In the summer of 2019 the Whitmer Administration began to create Michigan’s first-ever enforceable drinking water standards for PFAS chemicals. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has finalized the draft MCL (maximum contaminant level) and opened it up for public comments. Now it’s your turn to get involved.

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Our state is defined by water, and in Michigan our water belongs to the people. But we don’t always act like water is our most importance resource.

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Massachusetts is at a crossroads: We bury, burn, or export 5.6 million tons of trash each year which threatens the health of our communities, destroys valuable resources and wastes a lot of taxpayer money.

Tell Pennsylvania legislators to protect our firefighters and families from toxic PFAS. Vote NO on SB 919 and work toward completely banning the use of firefighting foam that contains PFAS instead. 

The Baltimore City Council is holding investigative hearings on sewer backups and what the City is doing to solve this urgent public health and financial threat. Send them your comments about how dangerous sewage backups are, and what Baltimore City should be doing better to help.

Please contact your State Representative now in support of the Children and Firefighters Protection Act.

On September 19, 2019, the Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously (38-0) to pass the Children and Firefighters Protection Act! Now the House must take action in order for the bill to move forward. Let your State Representative know that you want a ban on toxic flame retardants!

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The Trump Administration is leaving American families vulnerable by stalling work to ban chemicals called organohalogen flame retardants in TV plastic casings.

TVs containing hazardous flame retardants in their plastic casings can release them into the air and dust—exposing a family in their own home. The European Union just took action to ban these dangerous chemicals. If Trump’s EPA won’t protect us, we need our biggest retailers to act.