A map of potential toxic sites and a statement by Kara Cook-Schultz, Toxics Program Director for U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) Education Fund and Florida PIRG Education Fund, and Jennifer Rubiello, Environment Florida Research & Policy Center.
Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment Florida Research & Policy Center,”Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air?,” released today on the steps of St. Petersburg City Hall alongside City Councilmember Karl Nurse, staff from U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist's office, and members of the community affected by asthma. In 2015, people here in Tampa Bay experienced 56 dirty air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.
Environment Florida announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in Jacksonville against the second-largest chicken producer in the world, Pilgrim’s Pride, for alleged ongoing violations of the federal Clean Water Act at its poultry processing plant in Live Oak, Florida.
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