Support the Rhode Island Cesspool Act
Here's the problem: more than 25,000 Rhode Island homes still use antiquated cesspools for disposal of waste from toilets, sinks and showers. Unlike sewer systems and septic systems, cesspools do not remove pollution from wastewater. Instead, they just dump it in the ground.
Cesspools pollute Narragansett Bay, the coastal ponds, and the rivers that Rhode Islanders use for swimming, fishing, shellfishing and recreation. Cesspools also pollute drinking water supplies and are a threat to public health. It's time to do something!
So, let's make cesspools a thing of past. Click here to support the Rhode Island Cesspool Act
You wouldn't buy your kids something that contained toxic chemicals on purpose, would you?
Of course not.
But here's the problem. A lot of the products that we use everyday contain toxic chemicals, but manufacturers don't tell us about it. No matter how careful you are, if you don't know what is in the products your buy for your kids, there is nothing you can do. That's why we need to pass HB 5653. This bill will list the most dangerous toxic chemicals present in children's products and recommend action to remove the worst of them! Tell your legislator to stand up for kids and support HB 5653 now!