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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.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed revisions to the Safe Drinking Water Act’s “Lead and Copper Rule.” The goal of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is to reduce lead in drinking water provided by regulated water systems. Increasing public concern has created momentum for tackling lead at the tap. It’s therefore disappointing that EPA chose not to require full replacement of lead service lines — the largest source of lead in drinking water — and stopped short of other measures to reduce exposure.

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.

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The Allegheny County Sanitation Authority (ALCOSAN) recently unveiled their EPA approved plan to address billions of gallons of raw sewage that gets dumped into our three rivers, polluting them. Right now, the plan calls for spending $2 billion to upgrade our regional stormwater system. Much of that money will go toward expanding the capacity of the existing ALCOSAN treatment plant and installing miles of tunnels underground.

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For years, DC residents have organized to make their communities better places to live, work, and play. DC residents raise their families in our nation’s capital, pay taxes, and serve on juries. They serve in the military and work together to create a strong community so children can learn and grow. Yet, every day, these 702,000 residents of the capital of the world's oldest democracy are denied the right to participate in that same democracy.



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For years Cargill has put profit first, polluting our water and environment to increase its bottom line. Millions of gallons of toxic waste dumped into American waterways, dozens of systematic violations of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and ecosystem clearance on a global scale show Cargill’s entire supply chain contributes to an array of environmental issues.