The Environmental Protection Agency offers strong words in pledging "unwavering pursuit of environmental justice for minority, low-income, and tribal communities that have been long overburdened by environmental threats."
Now it’s time for strong action to back up those words by strengthening its regulation of toxic air from oil refineries to protect communities, especially children.
Please join in demanding that the EPA set strong health protections from oil refineries across the U.S. that are dumping toxic, cancer-causing pollutants into already overburdened communities.
Tell the EPA to adopt refinery pollution limits and monitoring requirements that truly protect communities living in the shadows of oil refineries.
Communities forced to breathe too much refinery air pollution from across the U.S. are partnering with us in standing up for their rights. We successfully sued the EPA to review and update its standards for regulating the 22,000 tons of toxic air oil refineries emit, starting this year. The next step is for the EPA to finally do its job to safeguard public health.
Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that she must protect all communities’ right to breathe clean, healthy air, starting now with communities on the fenceline of refineries.