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Tom Steyer on Environment

Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO

 


Corporate profits matter more than keeping people alive

The Right to Clean Air & Clean Water: Pollution is everywhere, choking the air we breathe and contaminating the water we drink. It is literally killing people--cutting years off many Americans' lives, threatening everyone's health and safety. And none of this is happening by accident.

Residents in Flint, Michigan, are 54% African-American and nearly 42% live below the poverty line. They were exposed to dangerous, lead-filled water when Republicans running the state decided to switch the city's water supply to the polluted Flint River, because it was cheaper than clean water from Lake Huron.

In Fresno, California, where over 49% of the people are Latino and nearly 3 in 10 are poor, soot pollution makes air quality among the worst in the country, thanks to dirty power plants coughing out chemicals that cause sickeningly high asthma rates.

For big businesses--and way too many politicians--driving corporate profits up matters more than keeping people alive and well. Cheap beats safe.

Source: 2020 presidential campaign website, TomSteyer.com , Jul 8, 2019

Stand up to corporate polluters who poison our air & water

We all need clean air to breathe, a fair and prosperous economy, and a safe and secure nation. But climate change and the pollution that causes it threaten all of that and more, putting the health and well-being of all Americans at risk--and hitting hardest those who can least afford it, exacerbating racial, gender, and class inequality. We're standing up to corporate polluters who put their profits before people, poison our air and water, and hold our economy back. Transitioning to clean energy will prevent damage to our climate, ensure our kids have clean air and water, and create millions of good-paying jobs.
Source: 2020 presidential campaign website, NextGenAmerica.org , Jul 4, 2019

Ban single-use plastic bags

Source: Ballotpedia.org on California ballot measure voting records , Jul 2, 2019

Regulate confinement of farm animals more humanely

Source: Ballotpedia.org on California ballot measure voting records , Jul 2, 2019

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CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
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