Kettleman City is a rural, majority Latino and farmworker community halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is home to the largest hazardous waste dump this side of the Mississippi and to shockingly high rates of childhood cancer, birth defects and miscarriages - two facts residents believe to be connected. Now the dump is looking to double in size and the agency responsible for approving the expansion - the Department of Toxic Substances Control - is letting it happen.
We have until October 11 to stop this. Sign the petition: http://mycuentame.org/toxicwasteland
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CRPE works directly with communities to empower residents to fight for a healthy environment. We create leaders, connect overlooked communities to decision makers and mobilize residents to create their own change. You can be a part of this change by helping fund CRPE's groundbreaking work in low income communities and communities of color facing pollution in their backyards. Over the past…
California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is supposed to regulate hazardous waste. Instead they have turned California's low-income communities and communities of color into the state's dumping grounds. In Kettleman City, DTSC put polluters before people and now the community is paying the price with their health - like high rates of birth defects, childhood cancer and…
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