by Erin Brockovich | 1.4.19
As we usher in a New Year, I have some changes that I would like to make on my work commitments and keeping folks aware of the vast environmental issues that are going on in America.
Over the past several disruptive years, our environmental policies have been seriously forgotten, rolled back, and not made a priority. While this baffles me, I feel that through this disruption we're waking up and realizing that what we thought our agencies were protecting isn't happening at all. As we recognize more about the impacts of climate change, and begin to better understand the big picture, we now have a window of opportunity to re-focus our attention on the serious environmental issues here at home.
With more information and awareness, we must become more vigilant and outspoken about what is happening in our own backyards. As we begin to recognize the enormous cutbacks to the EPA and the tremendous burden of too many contaminated places, we must rise up town by town, city by city, and state by state. Together, we must speak out for the future and for change.
I have been in a unique position in my career, as thousands and thousands of people come to me with their water issues, contaminated soil vapors intruding into their homes, widespread air pollution, and town after town reporting what seems to be too many children with cancer and disease. It’s overwhelming! So, for 2019 I have decided that each week I will highlight a town that is suffering with environmental issues. I will let you know what the problem is, how long it’s been going on, where to find assistance to address the issue, and who (and I mean your representatives) to call again and again until we see some form of action taken.
We have an exciting new House of Representatives at work (126 women - WOW!), so let’s help guide them to where these issues are unfolding so that they can implement their best work. It will take each and every one of us to turn around these many critical environmental problems, and it will be up to you and I to speak out loudly for the clean and safe environment that is critical to our health and welfare.
So let's start today. Join me by clicking about to contact your elected officials. 2019, here we come.
Written by Erin Brockovich
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