By simply permitting and disclosing oil extraction and chemical use in our communities, California will be facilitating and expanding our fossil fuel status quo. Responsible policy would be to stop this harmful and reckless activity by banning fracking and other non-conventional oil extraction because—from a health perspective–the facts demand it.
For decades, toxic and untested flame retardant chemicals have been added to our furniture and baby products, but they haven’t worked to protect us from fires as promised. Take action now to demand improved fire safety and immediate protection from toxic chemicals.
For the first time, California regulators are proposing rules on fracking, but they don’t go far enough to protect our health and environment. In fact, the proposed regulations include a doctor gag rule that would prevent physicians from sharing critical health information with patients who may be suffering from fracking related chemical exposures. This not only violates the doctor-patient relationship, but could also jeopardize patient treatment, and prevent public health research.
You may have heard a lot about Proposition 37 lately — the measure to label genetically engineered (GE) foods California. Monsanto and other pesticide and agribusiness giants have injected $36 million to wage a deceptive ad campaign that is inundating our TV, radio, and internet.
As an organization of health professionals and advocates for social justice, we look to the precautionary principle when analyzing public health policies. That’s why we’re encouraging our members to vote YES on Proposition 37, the Right to Know initiative to label food genetically engineered (GE) foods. We have a right to know what’s in our food.
Now is the time to weigh in on Caltran’s proposal for the I-710 Corridor Project.