EPA Administrator Scott "Their Fault!" Pruitt has advanced a proposal that would, he says, eliminate "secret" scientific data from the EPA's decision-making process. What he's not telling you, of course, is that a lot of this data is "secret" for good reason -- data containing personal or medical histories cannot be publicly released, because that would violate good folks' privacy, and plenty of scientific data upon which the EPA bases decisions contains the personal and medical histories of folks pollution made sick. See how this will work? If some carcinogen released as a by-product of some fossil fuel corporation's production process gives you cancer, the EPA would never be able to use the data from your experience to ban it! And if this ban had been in place in the past, we'd still have lead in our gasoline! I'd call it clever, if it weren't also evil. Hence CREDO helps you tell the EPA to reject this fake "secret" data proposal.
Meanwhile, Nestlé may have won its battle to steal even more public drinking water from the good citizens of Michigan, but we can still fight Nestlé's effort to continue taking Ontario's groundwater using expired permits, as Sum of Us helps you do. If your permit expires to do something, you'd think you'd stop doing it, wouldn't you? Not big, bold, and ball-swinging Nestlé! No one tells Nestlé what to do! Certainly not the state of California, which told them to stop sucking water out of the San Bernardino National Forest, and certainly not the state of Michigan, which ignored the (literally!) 99.9% of public comments opposing Nestlé's plans. Well, OK, Oregon told them to go scratch last year, but that's about it for state governments, even though people generally like to keep their clean water in their tap, and not in Nestlé bottles at an insane markup. Perhaps we can make Ontario more like Oregon in this regard.
Finally, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (yes, the result of yet another mega-merger between two already too-big corporations) has decided to reduce reimbursement rates on certain breast pumps. Doesn't sound like a big deal yet? Well, the breast pumps in question are common, inexpensive electric breast pumps you can get without a prescription, and if mothers can only get a manual breast pump, a lot fewer of them will breastfeed, which means a lot fewer kids will get breast milk, which most doctors (and your own common sense) say is the best kind of milk for newborns. But surely conservatives are at this moment rising up to denounce some health care corporation getting between you and your doctor, right? I kid, of course -- to today's "conservatives," big corporations always know best. Hence Moms Rising helps you tell Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to reconsider its decision to help make it harder for mothers to breastfeed their children.