And, scientists are saying that we can only expect it to get worse. That's why we need to do everything we can to prevent any further disaster and bring America into a clean energy future. Save Our Environment strongly urges all of us to oppose cuts to federal funding for any vital environmental programs as part of a budget deal or sequestration.
There are two veteran journalists who conducted ground-breaking research that showed how, why and where
industrial toxins are causing an explosion of birth defects, cancer, asthma, and other serious illnesses in American children. They are journalists Philip and Alice Shabecoff, and they investigated corporate payoffs to highly paid Washington lobbyists, to "scientists-for-hire" working in labs, to the offices of politicians responsible for regulation, and right back to our homes and schools-which are built, stocked, and "cleaned" with deadly toxins. There book is "Poisoned for Profit", which is not advertised on this site, but I highly recommend you obtain it. They vividly describe the lives of children, families, and communities beset by environmental poisons, pose solutions to eradicate this crime, and offer a practical guide to protect children from harm.
And, an anti-environmental coalition of U.S. politicians, campaign contributors, and lobbyists are about to fail us and our children again, by eliminating environmental protection laws. This coalition exerts ultimate power over media, advertising, and public relations to cover up environmental disease and death. Even our devoted scientists and the environmental regulators themselves are frequently "captured" by well-funded polluters and special interests.
Don't we, ordinary citizens, have an obligation to help prevent avoidable environmental deaths and to remain informed about, and involved in, public-health and environmental decision-making? That's what a democracy is all about! Only a fraction of the early colonists supported the American Revolution, but that tiny group managed to change the world. In the face of powerful corporations, lobbyists and politicians, we can do the same for environmental health.
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