Tonight, Friday, July 15th, our Environmental Health Advocate Meghan Purvis will appear on the PBS news show NOW. The show, titled "Chemical Plant Security
After 9/11," will focus on the lack of chemical security protections since September 11th, 2001, and will feature our report, "Needless Risk: Oil Refineries
and Hazard Reduction."
To tune in tonight, check
or your local listings. Invite your friends and family to watch as well by forwarding this email to them.
Across the country, there are more than 100 facilities that each put more than one million Americans at risk of injury or death in the event of an accident
or terrorist attack. Despite heightened public concern about terrorism since September 11, Congress and the Bush administration have done little to protect
these facilities. This show will draw much-needed attention to this inaction at a key moment - right now Congress is preparing to debate legislation requiring
chemical plants to reduce the risk of chemical accidents by using safer alternatives to extremely hazardous chemicals whenever possible.
Once you've seen the program, please take a few minutes to tell Senator Collins, the chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee,
what you think should be done.
To take action, click on this link or paste it into your web browser:
U.S. PIRG Executive Director