Regulation is Not the Burden of the American People – Toxics Are

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Regulation is Not the Burden of the American People – Toxics Are


Erin Switalski

Erin Switalski
Executive Director

Contact the EPA today because your voice counts!

On February 24, President Trump issued an executive order that aims “to lower regulatory burdens on the American people by implementing and enforcing regulatory reform.” In reality, this order calls for repealing laws at the cost of the health of the people.

Somehow, “regulation” has become a dirty word, and it shouldn’t be. Regulation means that rules have been put in place to protect what is otherwise vulnerable. It’s why lead is no longer allowed in paint, where it caused irreparable harm to thousands of children’s brains. It’s why cities no longer have brown air, causing asthma and coughing to its residents.

The question is not whether regulations are burdening the American people, but how the lack of them does so. Without them, companies may put anything they want in their products, pump out anything they want into the air we breathe and the water we drink, and focus only on their bottom line of making profit at the expense of our health.

Do you agree that regulation is a necessary tool for protecting our health and our communities?

Then take a minute to weigh in on the President’s order here: EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190. Just click on the comment button next to “Evaluation of Existing Regulations” and speak from your heart! You don’t need to be an expert. This is your government, and YOUR VOICE COUNTS. You can view other people’s comments there for inspiration. They will be accepting comments through May 15, 2017.

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