|A message from the Center for Health, Environment & Justice: |
Have you heard? Congress is finally getting ready to vote on a bill that would make polluters, not everyday families pay to clean up Superfund sites. Right now, we need to let our legislators know why bringing back the Polluters Pay Tax is so important — and we need your help to get out the message! If you believe polluters should pay to clean up their messes, use this link to send a letter to your representatives in support of the Superfund Polluters Pay Restoration Act of 2021. Polluters Pay is essential to protecting our communities from corporate pollution and holding polluters accountable for their toxic messes. Let’s show our reps in Washington that we will fight for Polluters Pay!
|Contact your representatives and share this action item with your network here. Tell friends, share with colleagues, and post on social media accounts. Our letters will make all the difference in ensuring legislators vote YES. |
What’s going on with Polluters Pay? In 1980, we passed the Superfund law to protect polluted communities. The Polluters Pay Tax required polluters to pay into a fund which was used to clean up their toxic messes. But since Congress failed to renew the tax in 1995, our Superfund has gone broke, cleanups have slowed to a crawl, and we as taxpayers are left holding the bag, and getting sick from breathing dirty air and drinking dirty water. Meanwhile, some of the biggest polluting corporations are making billions of dollars per year in profits and paying zero dollars in taxes. We need Congress to bring back the Polluter Pay Tax now, and the good news is that President Biden agrees – he included the tax in his initial infrastructure proposal! As negotiations continue into July, we need to keep pushing Polluters Pay to the forefront of our legislators’ agendas and make sure it stays in the final legislation. Let’s show our reps we will fight for Polluters Pay! Thank you for taking action with us and showing your support on this important issue.
The Team at CHEJ