Protecting Public Health Standards
The new administration and Congress are working overtime to roll back public health rules and standards. They are targeting numerous health, safety and environmental protections. Read PSR's statement on the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. EPA.
All of us suffer when health-protective laws and regulations such as the Clean Air Act are weakened, delayed or blocked. And children, low-income communities, communities of color, and people with chronic diseases suffer most.
Our government should be ensuring that federal agencies enforce laws that protect our water, air quality and public health—not curbing the power of these agencies to carry out their mission.
Clean air, clean water and clean energy regulations are soundly supported by the majority of people in the U.S. They know that their health relies on these critical environmental protections.
Now more than ever we must take strong action to protect our health and safety. Join PSR in our efforts.
PSR letter opposing the REINS Act
PSR letter opposing the Midnight Rules Act
PSR letter opposing the Regulatory Accountability Act
PSR letter opposing the several bills that would undermine public health protections
PSR letter opposing the EPA's proposed regulatory review
PSR letter opposing the Senate Regulatory Accountability Act
Immediate challenge: Anti-health regulatory reform bills
Congressional Review Act
Blogs & articles
Industry-Backed Congress Members Want to Roll Back Protections Against Dangerous Methane Pollution, AlterNet, Feb. 6, 2017
Initial Congressional Attacks on Health, PSR blog, Jan. 5, 2017
(Note: Older action alerts may not be available for action but provide useful background information.)
It's time to put our health before polluter profits, Jan. 30, 2017
Tell Congress: Protect our Health – Oppose extreme anti-health bills, Jan. 4, 2017