- EPA violations were 20% Annual Gross Revenue\Profits of an organization?
- Ex. Annual revenue\profit $100 billion, annual violation..$20 billion
- cleanup and restitution to communities
- to create job, education and training in the local community for cleanup.
- Are EPA violations built into many organizations budget?
Food and Agriculture System
Food and Agriculture system have been hijacked by massive corporations that control industrial food production. But the new food and farm bill that Congress is working on this year is a chance to take back the system.
Our food and farm bill
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the laws it helps carry out, such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, are designed to protect our communities and our environment.
Firmly grounded in scientific evidence, these protections, and others like them, have made the United States a safer, healthier place to live.
However, when corporations push back and prioritize profits over the best available science, people are put at risk.
For instance, ethylene oxide is a colorless gas used in facilities that sterilize medical equipment and some food products, and in the production of certain chemicals.
The EPA’s own research shows that ethylene oxide is extremely dangerous, but thanks to weak standards and insufficient monitoring—largely the result of industry opposition—millions of people may be exposed to this cancer-causing chemical, often without their knowledge.
And new UCS research shows that two types of facilities that emit this cancer-causing gas are disproportionately polluting
We must work together to ensure the best available science is used to protect our communities from dangerous chemicals such as ethylene oxide. —Katy
“We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity. Leaders who can subject their particular egos to the pressing urgencies of the great cause of freedom…a time like this demands great leaders.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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