As Minnesota’s top retailer, Target has made significant contributions to our state’s economy and community. However, Target and other retailers need to do more to ensure the products on their store shelves are free from harmful chemicals. Tell Target it’s time to get tough on toxic chemicals.
Frustrated shoppers are tired of the burden being on them to research products for their chemical safety. Life is too hectic and schedules are too busy for most people to spend precious time looking up products’ chemical ingredients and their safety assessments. Modern day shopping is a minefield of hazards with products containing toxic chemicals such as triclosan, flame retardants and Bisphenol A (BPA) being found regularly on store shelves. The majority of products don't even list most of their chemical ingredients.
In response to consumer campaigns and legal actions, Target has taken some action to reduce PVC (vinyl) and cadmium in store products. While these are important steps, much more needs to be done to protect consumers’ health and our environment. In partnership with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families’ Mind the Store Campaign, Clean Water Action is calling on Target to work with their suppliers to reduce, eliminate, or safely substitute the Hazardous 100+ chemicals. Join the over 50,000 people who have signed the letter to Target and other top retailers by sending your message today.
Target REDcard Members – your REDCard membership carries significant weight with Target. Be sure to indicate your membership in your message to Target.
housands of communities across the nation are at risk from toxic coal ash. Congress is only making things worse. Click here to protect our neighborhoods and communities from the threat of coal ash.
The “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013” (H.R. 2218), introduced by Representative David McKinley (R-WV), fails to protect communities from coal ash pollution.
Help expand the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) solar lease program so even more members can go solar! Click here to tell PEC management that you support more solar for PEC!
Late last year, the PEC created a pilot solar lease program so owner-members can enjoy the financial benefits of roof-top solar if they choose to. The PEC board is now considering creating a community solar program that will allow PEC members to take advantage of solar even if their rooftops are not suitable for on-site panels due to shade or other factors. Participants in a community solar program purchase a share of a solar installation than can be hundreds of miles away, and the energy their share produces is credited to their account.
The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published a revised proposal for rules governing hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian lands. The millions of acres of land at stake include wild places like national forests and wildlife refuges. It also includes land that provides drinking water to millions of Americans, including big cities and private well owners.
Tell BLM that we need stronger rules! Send your comments today.