Scrap metal recycler General Iron is still planning to move to Chicago’s Southeast Side! This community has been subjected to environmental racism for years and already faces disproportionately high rates of air pollution and respiratory illnesses. The City of Chicago still has the chance to deny environmental approvals and shut down the move for good. Tell Mayor Lightfoot and city officials to deny General Iron’s permit and keep them out of the Southeast Side.
Safe, clean water is a basic human need. To protect the Midwest’s great waterways – including the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes – we must safeguard the backyard brooks, community creeks, and tributary streams that feed them. We need strong federal protection for all of the wetlands that store and filter water before it reaches our lakes, rivers, and streams.
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