The majority of Americans want a healthy environment. But sadly, we are headed in the opposite direction.
Right now our environmental laws are being systematically undermined in response to pressure from lobbyist. Many of the wealthiest people and corporations are profiting at our expense, as our government subsidizes their enterprises with access to public lands and shifts the burden of paying for their pollution onto the taxpayers.
Just look at the damage fracking is causing. With little regulation, companies are pumping massive amounts of toxins into the earth in order to extract natural gas. Similar things are happening across other highly polluting industries, like coal mining, pig farming, and chemical production.
This has to stop. It’s not only degrading our national heritage, but it risks exposing us and our children to dangerous toxins in our food, water, and air.
We must stop this assault on our environment before it’s too late. We cannot let interests of a select few drive our policies when our natural resources, our health, and our planet are at risk.
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