Citizen Health & Safety
At its most basic, effective government protects the health, safety, and prosperity of its populace. We advocate for commonsense standards and safeguards, revised to conform to the most up-to-date scientific evidence, adopted in a timely manner, and broadly and effectively enforced – to ensure the quality of our air and water and the safety of food, drugs, consumer products, and workers.
In 1962, Rachel Carson published a groundbreaking book, Silent Spring, that rang the alarm about the health and environmental impacts of rampant pesticide use – ...read in full
Last week, Food & Water Watch released the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s log of health complaints from communities living near fracking sites. The logs include many of the ...read in full
A Victory for Americans' Safety: Senate Rejects Proposal that Would Have Crippled the National Weather Service
As a college undergraduate, I majored in meteorology. When you walk into your first college ...read in full
Does EPA's New Finding on Airplane Emissions Clear the United States for Takeoff on Climate Change Standards?
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed finding that ...read in full
Gasping for Support: Implementation of Tougher Air Quality Standards Will Require New Funds for State Agencies
New scientific research shows that the current levels ...read in full
In 1976, the United States enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to address public concerns about the ...read in full
Gaming the Rules: How Big Business Hijacks the Small Business Review Process to Weaken Public Protections
Small businesses are heroic and iconic figures in the American ...read in full