Food and Water Watch helps you tell the EPA to reopen three water-contamination investigations possibly involving fracking, and to ensure that citizens in the affected areas get clean drinking water. What's that, you say? The EPA actually abandoned water-contamination investigations? Yes, they did -- and what's worse, their preliminary report on Dimock, PA water pollution concluded that the entire gas drilling process released more methane into the drinking water, and that fracking may have caused methane pollution as well. (Sheathe those knives, right-wingers: you know as well as I do that there's more to gas drilling than just fracking.) Why did the Dimock, PA investigation, and similar investigations in Wyoming and Texas, get shut down? At least in Dimock's case, I'd hate to think it was because it was an election year. Well, Barack Obama ain't running for re-election, so he ain't got no excuses now.
Meanwhile, word on the street is that the Senate might change the law so nuclear power plants can ship casks of waste on American roads and railways to "consolidated interim storage" sites. And this idea's proponents are probably saying: well, at least we're shipping casks around instead of pools of spent fuel rods! You know what would be even better, though? Nuclear power plants storing their own waste in steel and concrete casks on their own property and those casks never going anywhere. Why would we move the casks, anyway? Because the nuclear power industry would rather store the waste on someone else's property. It's almost as if they somehow know it's bad stuff! Nuclear power plants can't make money despite decades of massive federal subsidies and now they want more from us? And any cask brigade would be a slow-moving target for terrorists, even worse than the "mobile Chernobyl" activists call it. CREDO helps you tell the Senate Energy Committee to scrap the "mobile Chernobyl" plan.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell the Senate to enact vigorous chemical safety reform, Moms Rising still helps you do that. Out of 80,000 chemicals registered for use in American products, how many have been safety-tested? 200. That's one-fourth of one percent (not one-fourth, "liberal" media!), which ain't enough, not when scientists link chemicals like flame "retardants," phthalates, and BPA to learning disabilities and cancers, and you can find these things in your furniture, your household cleaners, your packaging, and even your fruits and vegetables. Moms Rising will help you advocate for more rigorous protections for families in heavily-polluted "hot spot" communities, for making corporations (and not the public) prove the chemicals they make are safe, for letting states set stricter standards than our federal government if they so choose, and for giving the EPA vigorous law-enforcement power. And to your Senators who might harrumph about "the possible harm to businesses": businesses aren't more important than families.