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Are you one of the tens of millions of Americans exposed to dangerous diesel exhaust air pollution from ports or railyards?
Diesel exhaust air pollution causes cancer, cardiovascular and lung diseases, and premature death, and has been linked to a growing number of other diseases, including asthma, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, dementia, preterm birth, low birth weight, autism, decreased lung function in children, and hyperactivity.
You don’t have to take it anymore.
How do we stop this assault on public health? As NRDC attorney Melissa Lin Perella told the Wall Street Journal, “Until there’s pressure from outside, ports and industry stakeholders will not clean up unilaterally.”
The Moving Foward Network is leading the battle to exert that pressure. The EPA has the authority to clean up ports and railyards, and millions of us have joined to ask them to stop this assault on our health.
The technology exists to make this possible. All it takes to make port and railyard operators act responsibly is the political will.
Read the Wall Street Journal Article, Coastal Communities Fight to Slow Seaports Surge, and add your voice to our effort to protect vulnerable communities.
To add your voice and help save lives, please visit the Zero Campaign website, sign our petition to EPA asking them to clean up port and railyard air pollution, and enroll your organization as an endorser.