Weeks after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans now face a humanitarian crisis from waterborne diseases and toxic runoff from Superfund sites. Why? Because like other victims, they don't have the "complexion for protection" by lawmakers.
The toxic legacy of Love Canal means we must protect the power of communities to hold polluters accountable. After 40 years, it is painfully clear that we can’t count on corporations to take responsibility for their actions.
America takes our most vulnerable families - poor or working poor - and houses them next to polluting industries, poisons their children and now wants to take away their access to health care. Let's fight back to end this vicious cycle.
We were told hydrofracking would lead to energy independence and end wars for oil. Homeland Security? I don't think so. Instead, oil and gas companies now want to export our energy reserves to boost their own profits.
Reinstating the Superfund tax, which used to make polluters pay to clean up their own mess, would save American taxpayers billions of dollars. Why not begin our conversation about tax reform with something we can all agree is right to do?
Neil Gorsuch is not the first in his family to seek high office. As a teen he watched his mother, former EPA chief Anne Gorsuch, as she oversaw the mishandling of funds and withheld evidence from Congress. He later condoned these actions.
President Trump’s deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency terrify me. They will gut the agency, removing protections for American families and our children.