Protect Vulnerable Communities From Toxic Pollution - All Of It!
  • Petitioning U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator

Protect Vulnerable Communities From Toxic Pollution - All Of It!

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      Earthjustice

Too often, communities are bombarded by pollution coming from all directions. Yet the Environmental Protection Agency does not assess the full impact of toxic pollution on children or from combined sources—even though scientists have been calling for this for years.

Fortunately, the EPA has said that it is evaluating the current science, which shows that it must start addressing the full community health impacts from pollution. Now the EPA needs to hear how much this matters.

The EPA’s decision on whether to follow current science will affect whether communities overburdened by pollution can ever have healthy air, water, and playgrounds, or protection from the cumulative effect of exposure to chemicals in daily life.

For too long, the EPA has embraced an outdated risk assessment approach, which assures that the most vulnerable communities will remain polluted. The EPA needs to know that the public wants EPA to update its policy and evaluate the real-world impact of pollution we face. 

Please join us in urging the EPA to finally adopt the best available scientific methods to reduce pollution and advance environmental justice.

The EPA knows that pollution often accumulates in communities of color and lower-income communities, which receive little information or a meaningful say in the matter. The status quo won’t make our communities safer.

Show your commitment by calling on the EPA to ensure that the next generation of children won’t grow up surrounded by a toxic soup of pollution.

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
      • 4 months ago

      I SIGN BECAUSE, THIS JUST CAUSE AND USEFUL !!!!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 5 months ago

      “How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?”

      ― Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone

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    • Suzanne Blackwell SADIEVILLE, KY
      • 5 months ago

      We are all victims of chemical overload and toxicity. Our hospitals are overflowing with people who should not be sick. Our water, air, food and soil is contaminated in the name of greed. It must stop. There are alternatives. Hold these companies accountable to a higher standard!

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    • Virginia Baxt HOUSTON, TX
      • 9 months ago

      Poor communities have litte voice and power to protect themselves.

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    • Colette Froneberger GREENSBORO, NC
      • 9 months ago

      Toxic pollution KILL.

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