This is the testimony of East Palestine resident and Moms Clean Air Force member, Misti Allison, gave at the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at their hearing about the train that derailed just over a mile from her home.
East Palestine Mom, Misti Allison, Testifies at Senate Train Derailment Hearing
Air Pollution, Osteoporosis, and Grandma
A new study by Columbia University reports that air pollution may be particularly dangerous for older post-menopausal women because it increases their chances of getting osteoporosis.
Shell’s Ohio River Valley Cracker Plant Gets an “F” Grade
After 100 days of operation, the Shell Beaver County ethane cracker plant, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, gets a failing report card from environmental groups, including Moms Clean Air Force.
Oil and Gas Pollution Harms a Community
There’s one week left to send a message to EPA in support of its updated rule to cut methane and other harmful pollutants from oil and gas operations across the country. Our New Mexico coordinator shares her thoughts as a mom and a Latina.
“We’ve Been Bamboozled by the Plastics Industry!”
“A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies” webinar delivered a scathing indictment of how plastics manufacturers have created an “absurd death spiral” that is loading the environment with so much plastic that it’s even in the air we breathe.
EPA: Stop Dragging Your Feet
Air pollution is a leading cause of death worldwide. EPA is taking too long considering standards that will have a big impact on our families’ health.
Protecting Workers and Communities from Chemical Disasters
The nation’s most dangerous industries, such as petrochemical facilities, refineries, and paper manufacturing, are disproportionately concentrated in underserved communities. We urge EPA to adopt a more robust rule delivering the strongest possible protections for those who work in or live in the vicinity of chemical facilities.
Babies’ Lungs Contain Toxic Air Pollution Before Birth
Recent research found evidence of toxic black carbon particles (soot) in cord blood and placenta tissue in pregnant mothers.
Burning Plastic Contaminates Eggs. Here’s What To Do About It.
When plastic waste in developing countries is incinerated, local food sources, such as eggs can become polluted with toxins.
Petrochemical Pollution and Our Health
Plastics are everywhere, and the industry that makes them is booming. The ubiquity of plastics and other petrochemicals comes at a steep cost to our health, especially for those living near production and processing facilities. Learn more about petrochemicals and our health, and how you can take action in our new fact sheet, “Petrochemical Pollution and Our Health.”
Clean Energy Policy That Cuts Air Pollution Would Save 50,000 Lives
New study shows cutting air pollution generated by burning fossil fuels would save over 50,000 lives and provide more than $600 billion in health benefits.
5 Things Parents Should Know About Climate Change and Mental Health
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve been highlighting the intersection of climate change and mental health. Collective action can help us combat feelings of isolation and find meaning and purpose in the climate crisis.