Protect communities from chemical disasters
A shocking number of Americans -- more than one hundred million -- live in the vulnerability zones surrounding dangerous chemical facilities. What's worse, one in three American schoolchildren goes to a school that sits within a vulnerability zone. This means they're at risk of being exposed to explosions, fires and toxic chemicals.
We can make these facilities safer by ensuring that they switch to safer chemicals and technologies that are both available and affordable. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a proposed rule to make chemical plants safer, but the rule as written does not do enough to prevent these disasters from devastating our communities. This is our last chance to speak out on the rule before the EPA makes its final decisions. Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that we need a strong rule to make chemical facilities safer.