Campaign: Building Strong State and Tribal Partnerships

Strengthening our Tribal Partnerships - what are your ideas?

I work at EPA as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of International and Tribal Affairs. Part of the mission of our office is to work directly with tribal governments to protect human health and the environment in Indian country. (Read more about our work with tribes here: www.epa.gov/tribal) With diminishing fiscal resources, it is even more important to strengthen our tribal partnerships to achieve our goals. ...more »

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Campaign: Assuring the Safety of Chemicals

If we have to drill for oil...use organic means to clean spills.

In the Bakken Oil Fields, Oil companies are setting the stage by using nature to clean nature instead of using synthetic chemicals to clean up an organic matter (oil). When we look to nature for solutions to things that happen when we interrupt nature, we find the best case scenarios. The oil companies in the Bakken Oil fields should be commended for using innovative and sustainable means such as biotic soil amendments ...more »

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Campaign: Assuring the Safety of Chemicals

Pet Meds-please share your knowledge

I tried Sentry natural Defense (flea and tick for dogs over 40 lbs.) It's natural, I actually like the smell and it may do a good job. I never found out. The first try, my shepherd/lab mix's fur started coming out in clumps on her back (2 days later). I reported it and they told me to bathe her w/ dish soap, use Vit E and ice packs for inflammation. I tried it because I did extensive research through vets, naturopathic ...more »

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Campaign: Assuring the Safety of Chemicals

Spray Foam Dangers

The public needs to be made aware of the dangers of Spray Foam Insulation. My family is in a situation in which bad spray foam was applied in our home. After air quality testing and foam sample testing we are stunned at the number of harmful chemicals found in this product. We have ongoing health issues and have vacated our home until this can be properly removed. We are not alone, a simple search on the web of bad spray ...more »

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Campaign: Assuring the Safety of Chemicals

Air quality related to car emissions.

Ask that local police check for valid emission test receipts from drivers they stop, and from drivers whose vehicles are visibly emitting noxious and profuse smoke. This includes school buses which I see many driving down highways and streets with noxious, blue smoke escaping from their tailpipes. I know that Illinois will not allow drivers to renew their state vehicle tags without an emissions pass (every two years), ...more »

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Campaign: Cleaning Up Our Communities

Require Lead-Based Paint Inspections

Most owners and managers of apartments and rental houses will continue to ignore lead-based paint until inspections are mandatory. EPA's Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) regulation puts good contractors between the rock of charging far more and the hard place of losing business to numerous competitors who are ignoring lead, while putting nor responsibilty when it belongs, on the owner. It is time to require that ...more »

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Campaign: Cleaning Up Our Communities

Hold "Give & Take Day" Events Nationwide

➢ Give and Take Days are a great way to reuse items that are too good to throw away but you just don’t have a use for them anymore – just bring along any reusable items between 11am and 1pm, then take away anything you want from 1pm to 4pm – it’s free! (you don’t have to bring something to take something). ➢ Example of what you can bring: household goods, pots/pans, books, CDs, DVDs, toys, bric-a-brac, bikes, plants, ...more »

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Campaign: Cleaning Up Our Communities

PENN COVE, WASHINGTON STATE

THERE IS A MAJOR DISASTER HAPPENING AS I WRITE AT PENN COVE, WASHINGTON STATE.

A HUGE OIL LEAKING SHIP SANK AFTER A FIRE IN THE COVE AND IS KILLING AND DESTROYING THE COMMUNITY'S INCOME(MUSSEL FARM) AND NO ONE FROM EPA IS THERE TO HELP.

WHY???THE STATE WAITED TO LONG AND NOW IS PAYING THE COST OF CLEAN UP.

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